Updated: Aug 17, 2022 04:06 IST
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India]Aug 17 (ANI): With the aim of raising awareness of cleanliness among children, Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami launched the state school hygiene education program on Tuesday.
The program is implemented at 13,000 primary schools in all 13 districts of Uttarakhand.
For the program, Uttrakhand’s education department has signed an MoU with Reckitt.
At the launch of the program, Chief Minister Dhami said it will bring about a change in children’s daily behavior towards cleanliness. He said it is necessary to make children aware of cleanliness in personal, schools, homes and nearby areas.
He said that from birth to the age of six, children’s mental and physical development is fastest. “Children progress according to the discipline they are given in the early stages of life. The next 25 years will be the nectar of the land, these children of today will be the captains of the land after 25 years. It is important to point them in the right direction said Dhami.
The Chief Minister said that Uttarakhand is the first state in the country to implement the National Education Policy-2020. For the implementation of the national education policy, Bal Vatika’s have been started in 4,457 co-located Anganwadi centers in the state. New programs such as ‘Praveshotsav’, ‘Aarohi’, ‘Kaushalam’, ‘Anandam’ and ‘Vidya Setu’ are running.
To promote online education, Dhami said virtual classrooms have been set up in central studios and 500 schools in all 13 districts of the state. In higher education, subjects like Vedic Science, Vedic Mathematics and Management Introduction to Bhagavad Gita have been implemented as co-curricular with the aim of introducing the students to Indian culture and Indian knowledge system.
The Chief Minister said the startup policy has been implemented with the aim of promoting research and startups in higher education institutions. (ANI)