Several private schools in the national capital are demanding that schools should be opened for the students of classes VI to VIII at the earliest.
The Delhi State Public School Management Association (DSPSMA) has said that a protest will be held outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence if schools are not opened for students of classes VI to VIII by September 24.
DSPSMA chief RC Jain said, “Schools have been opened for students of classes IX to XII and no complaints have been received so far. Attendance will improve further if private schools start providing bus services, as not all schools are providing bus services.
He said in a statement, “Now what is the harm in opening schools for students of classes VI to VIII? We are waiting for the government’s order on this and will protest outside the chief minister’s residence if it is not decided to open schools for these classes by September 24.”
After a significant improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the national capital, the Delhi government has opened schools and colleges and coaching institutes for students of classes IX to XII from September 1.
Changes in the syllabus of schools, universities in Haryana
Haryana government will include the history of the mythical river Saraswati in the syllabus of schools and Kurukshetra University. The officers provided this information. He informed that earlier the Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board (HSHDB) constituted an 11-member ‘Saraswati River Syllabus Committee’ under the chairmanship of Dr. Pritam Singh, Assistant Director, Center for BR Ambedkar Studies at Kurukshetra University (KU), which was called Class VI. The responsibility of preparing the syllabus for class X to X was entrusted.
Later, KU Vice Chancellor Dr. Som Nath Sachdeva formed another committee under the chairmanship of Professor AR Choudhary, Director, Saraswati River Research and Excellence Centre, which was entrusted with the task of preparing the syllabus of the University. Dr. Pritam Singh is the co-chairman of this committee. The official said that the idea behind this idea is to make the youth aware about the history of the ancient river.
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