One of the basic objectives of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme has been to enable the JNVs to play the role of a pace-setting institution in the field of school education in their respective districts. “The aim of the pace-setting activities is to galvanize the academic, social, cultural and community oriented environment of schools,” in the vicinity. By virtue of having a highly qualified and competent team of teachers, good laboratories and IT infrastructure, teaching aids and sports equipment and rich libraries, JNVs are in a position to function as a “focal point for improvement in the quality of school education in general, through sharing of experience and facilities”. Schools also make general attempts to involve the local school community in disseminating the modern school practices with a view to improve school eco-system.
An initiative by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to provide an opportunity for the children to experience the border environment and to foster patriotism and nationalism among the students.
‘Seema Darshan’ is a unique initiative being taken up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, in which school children visit the border areas of our country and present before our soldiers and troops an array of performances showcasing the tradition and culture of our country through traditional songs and dances.
This kind of programme will not only inspire children but also boost the morale of our soldiers.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs has organised ’Seema Darshan’ programme for students was held at Visakhapatnam from 23.01.2017 to 26.01.2017.
The main objective of the programme is to provide the students with a first-hand experience of the prevailing security environment in the border areas. The other objectives are to foster patriotism and nationalism among the students and to provide an opportunity for the children to experience the border environment.
With a view to strengthening the roots of democracy; inculcate healthy habits of discipline, tolerance of the view of others and to enable the students community to know something about the working of Parliament, the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in consultation with NVS has introduced a scheme of National Youth Parliament competition in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas throughout the country and to hold an annual competition of ’Youth Parliament’ among the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
In Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, all out efforts are made to develop competencies among students in scholastic and co-scholastic areas of education eading to an effective all round personality development of each child. The Navodaya National Integration Meet is being organised since 1993 and is an apt culmination of the students and teachers activities under Art in Education workshop organised at the Vidyalaya and later at the Regional Level.
One of the salient features of JNVs is only the promotion of National integration. Efforts are made to achieve it through the inter-regional students exchange migration programme of NVS. In the Navodaya National Integration Meet, this aim to foster National Integration values, is achieved through the medium of art. The activities of the Navodaya National Integration Meet are aimed at creating self confidence and pride in the minds of children towards India’s rich and varied cultural heritage. Awareness is also imparted to NVS students about the common bonds that join us together as a nation.
The themes of the Navodaya National Integration Meet 2016-17 was “Green India, Healthy India”, focused on students understating of how India has moved forward and is today a leading world power.
An Art and Craft Exhibition depicting the themes of N.I. Meet was held. There was a display of paintings made by students depicting the Pithora, Mithila, Pattachitra
Students had discussions and dialogues on different aspects of India’s development and their vision and dreams for India. Poetry Recitation by students also took place.