In order to celebrate the birth anniversary of the first education minister of independent India and a legendary freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on 11 November, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that the day will be celebrated as National Education Day of India.
The focus of this year’s celebration of the National Education Day will be on ‘Skill awareness and empowerment’ in the schools. The celebration will make sure that the students are getting exposed to a number of projects which will help them strengthen their sustainability in the environment which they are in. The activities will help enhance their social and emotional skills so that they can become self-motivated learners and get equipped with state of the art vocational skills. It will help the students to turn out into new generation learners who will focus on sustainable life skills in order to imprint a better impact on the overall society.
On this day there will be other sub themes as well which will be incorporated along with the other projects. The board is willing to provide inclusive education and promote entrepreneurship among the students. Empowerment of the girl child and adoption of a school are also issues of importance. Addressing gender sensitization and environmental issues with developing 21st century skills will also be discussed widely on this day.
According to the Additional Director (Research and Innovation), CBSE, Sugandh Sharma, “Community outreach, entrepreneurial projects, vocational skills, life Skills and Industry based projects are also being integrated into the school’s curriculum. There is a distinct paradigm shift emerging in the education sector of new India.” The schools can also organize seminars, symposium, essay writing competitions, elocution competitions and workshops to celebrate the National Education Day.