01 April, 2023, Barmer, Rajasthan: Bharti Foundation extended its support to the Rajasthan Education Department for strengthening the implementation of No Bag Day initiative in the government schools in Barmer. Since July 2022, the Foundation has supported the efforts of state government in achieving the vision of joyful and meaningful learning, to bring out the creativity of every child in the schools and decreasing the burden of school bags on them.
In the Barmer district, as a part of review and recognition, top-performing blocks (Kalyanpur, Samdari, Siwana, Patodi and Barmer) along with 68 best-performing schools were felicitated recently for their remarkable contribution towards the success of No Bag day initiative.4,718 schools reported on activities that were organized every Saturday to improve life skills and subjective learning in students.
Under the initiative, learning resources and activities were developed which were shared with the teacher through monthly memos. The activities were based on themes like Rajasthan ko Pehchano, Bhasha Kaushal Vikas, Khelega Rajasthan BadhegaRajsthan, Main VaigyanikBanunga and Balsabha – ApnoKeSath. In Barmer, the expert teachers contributed towards designing of activities for two themes – Bal Sabha – ApnoKeSath and Khelega Rajasthan BadhegaRajsthan. The initiative aims at enabling children with important life skills such as teamwork, language development, creativity, scientific aptitude and problem-solving skills. With NEP 2020’s goal of aligning India’s education system with the aspirational goals of 21st century education, providing a holistic quality education has become more important than ever.
Sh. Lok Bandhu – District Collector, Barmer; Sh. Prem Chandra Sankhla – Joint Director (SE), Jodhpur Division; Sh. Narsingh Janghid – Additional Chief District Education Officer, Education Department, Govt. of Rajasthan, Barmer along with Sh. Tanu Ram – Chief District Education Officer (Acting) & Additional District Project Coordinator, Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, Barmergraced the event with their presence.