Thursday, August 18, 2011

Chinese team visits JNV Lakkidi school

It was a memorable day for the children of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Lakkidi in Wayanad district as delegates from China visited it on Thursday to get a first-hand experience of the school projects, including one to conserve rare, endemic, and threatened species of plants in the Western Ghats.
            The school is implementing the conservation project, in association with the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, at Puthurvayal.China too has a similar project, titled 'Catch the Young', by which its government aims to impart the basics of environmental conservation in younger minds, Kurodo Yoshin, team leader, said. The 35-member team, comprising schoolteachers, educational experts, and environmental activists from various provinces of China, planted nearly 250 saplings, including of 40 threatened species, on the school premises, along with the children.
                     The delegates interacted with the children and shared their ideas and experience on conserving the environment. The team members commended the children for their active involvement in conservation.The four-day visit, organised by OISCA International, is aimed at providing a chance to the delegates to see the activities to conserve the environment in primary schools in South India.The team visited many schools in Kerala and Karnataka.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

JNV Sehore Memories

A small video of JNV Sehore..Have a glimpse of it!!!!
There are lot more on the youtube, go through them to refresh your wondefull seven years of Navodaya Life!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

7 Leadership Training Institutes for the faculty of JNVs : Sonia Gandhi

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), which impart modern education to talented children of rural and remote areas, are now set to train their teachers.

Sonia Gandhi
                  The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has sanctioned seven Leadership Training Institutes for the faculty of the over-500-strong chain of schools. The institutes will come up on the Navodaya school campuses itself — in Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Goa, Udaipur, Rae Bareilly, Puri and Shillong.

Significantly, Rae Bareilly, which is Sonia Gandhi's constituency, will also get a National Sports Academy. Sonia is expected to lay the foundation stone of the academy next month.

                    “The idea is to train our teaching staff in modern pedagogy, upgrade their teaching skills and expose them to different teaching experiences with the aim of bettering the overall teaching environment at Navodaya schools. The institutes will offer a range of courses to teachers, right from their induction stage up to refresher training and so on,” said an official from the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.The Rs 40-crore initiative will also see teachers, eminent educationists and experts as visiting faculty to the institutes.

                      The NVS already operates small training centres out of its Navodaya schools in Chandigarh, Goa and Rangareddy. These centres will now be moved to permanent set-ups at the seven identified sites.

              The training institutes for teachers apart, the Navodaya schools are also headed for a technology upgrade. All 583 Navodaya schools will reportedly get broadband connectivity soon with HRD Minister Kapil Sibal — who also holds the Telecom portfolio now — approving internet connection for the schools.  

Navodaya schools exempted from RTE provisions Allowed to take Entrance Test

 Navodaya Vidyalayas will be exempted from the provisions of the Right to Education Act.

The two key provisions — no-screening and giving 25% reservation to children from economically weaker section — will not be applicable to 444 Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country. These schools will be treated as specified category schools. The HRD ministry had sought the opinion of former Chief Justice of India A S Anand, who said Navodaya Vidyalayas are special category schools.

Later, even the Attorney General also gave a similar opinion. The law ministry while agreeing with AG's opinion had said instead of issuing notification that Navodaya Vidyalayas are separate category, the RTE Act should be amended.

However, the ministry is of the view that the Act does not need amendment since section 2(p) puts Navodaya Vidyalaya in the specified category along with Kendriya Vidyalayas and Sainik Schools.

Though no formal decision has been taken about private boarding schools, the decision on Navodaya will surely have an impact on them.

The reason for letting Navodya Vidyalaya off the RTE hook is three-fold. One, Navodaya Vidyalayas start from class VI and not class I. Two, these schools, located in all districts, have 75% seats reserved for rural children. Seats are also reserved for children from SC and ST communities in proportion to their population in the district, but not less than the national average. One-third of the seats are for girl students and 3% of the seats are for disabled children. Till class IX there is no fee, and from IX to XII, Rs 200 is charged per month. Navodaya Vidyalaya has argued that since these schools already cater primarily to poor rural children, there is no reason for it to give 25% reservation.

As for the contentious issue of no-screening, Navodaya Vidyalaya has contended that these schools are primarily meant for meritorious children and admission is done through a tough entrance examination conducted by the CBSE. "Giving admission without entrance test will dilute the quality of Navodaya Vidyalayas," a source said, adding that in the past 25 years these schools have done extremely well academically.

Courtesy :- TIO.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

US ambassador visits JNV, Delhi , plays ball with Students.

               US ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer Friday visited Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya ,Delhi  situated  on the outskirts of the capital, interacted with the students and played basketball with them as part of the 'Delhi Days' initiative.

 'For the past four months, the ambassador has been participating in different activities which involve reaching out to the community. As part of the initiative Delhi Days, he has been visiting places like schools and orphanages every week,' said an official of the American Center here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Oracle Foundation ties up with Navodaya Vidyalaya

            The Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti announced on Thursday that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bring OEF’s ThinkQuest to 40,000 students attending Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) across India.

          JNVs are co-educational residential schools for talented children from rural areas. ThinkQuest is an online learning platform that helps students develop important 21st century skills, including critical thinking, communication, and technology skills. With ThinkQuest, students and teachers can create web-based projects and engage in collaboration with peers globally,        

said a press release.
           ThinkQuest will be implemented in more than 400 JNVs over a three-year period. In the first phase of the rollout, OEF will train 240 teachers on how to use ThinkQuest as an effective teaching tool, the release added.
               In addition, OEF will conduct a Project Learning Institute for 60 teachers. The Project Learning Institute is a professional development program that trains teachers on how to integrate technology, project learning, and 21st century skills development into their curricula.
“We endeavor to provide the best quality of education to our students. Our partnership with the Oracle Education Foundation will allow our students to use the power of technology to develop important 21st century skills,” said Manoj Singh, Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.
                      He added that using ThinkQuest, students and teachers would be able to collaborate with peers from across the globe. In addition, their teachers will gain hands-on training on how to successfully adopt project learning in the classroom.
                    “We are delighted to partner with Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti to help students develop 21st century skills. With this MoU, we strengthen our existing commitment to providing quality, modern education to students from the interiors of India’s vast geography,” said Krishna Sistla, senior director, Oracle Education Initiatives, Asia Pacific and Japan.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Pipersand wins Youth Parliament Competition

The Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Planning, Sh. V.Nanayanasamy today gave away the prizes to the winners of the 13th National Youth Parliament Competition 2009-10 for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Sh. Nanayanasamy congratulated the students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Pipersand for putting up a brilliant performance of an exemplary Parliament. The Minister said that strict following of the rules and parliamentary traditions can in fact result in very meaningful debates on the floor of the House. The Minister said that the Government is according highest priority to Right to Education. He noted that the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are doing very creditable service in reaching out to a vast section of students.

The Nehru running Shield and Trophy for standing first at National level was given to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Pipersand, P.O. Sarojini Nagar, Distt. Lucknow. The trophies for standing 1st in regions were awarded to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Wynad, Kerala, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Phek Nagaland, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Aurangabad, Bihar, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Atru, Rajasthan, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Bolangir, Orissa, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chandrapur, Maharashtra.

From a humble beginning in 1966 when the first Competition was organised in 16 schools of the Delhi Administration, by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, the Youth Parliament Scheme now covers 1200 schools in NCT of Delhi, 1,200 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 600 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and 300 Universities/Colleges throughout the country.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Children will Visit Parliament

           Eight students of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Lakkidi have got an invitation
from the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs to visit Parliament House and the Rashtrapati Bhavan. “We have got the invitation as a part of attending a function that would be held in Parliament on October 20 to receive the trophy and certificates for the meritorious performance of our children in the 13th National Youth Parliament competition held at the
school on 16 June,” C.V. Santhi, Principal of the school said. 

                           The students – Alisha Grace Mathew, Indulakshmi,Suryagayathri, Sruthi C, Archana, Jisna George, C.S. Anandu and Basil Shaji – had bagged the first position in the regional Youth Parliament competition (Hyderabad region) and stood second position in the national level competition.
                              The team was trained by TCM Suresh and S. Swathi, the Social Science teachers of the school, she added. The competition was organised by the by the Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sonia Gandhi inaugurates 31 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

National Advisory Council Chairperson Sonia Gandhi inaugurating 31 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country, in New Delhi on September 8, 2010. Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal is also seen.
National Advisory Council Chairperson Sonia Gandhi inaugurating 31 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country, in New Delhi on September 8, 2010. Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal is also seen.
National Advisory Council (NAC) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi today inaugurated 31 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), which are fully residential co-educational schools providing education from Class VI to XII and affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The new schools are located across the country in the States of Kerala, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms Gandhi underlined the need for education provided in schools to be in accordance with the changes taking place around the world, especially with regard to new technologies and techniques.
She said quality education was a right of all children and wondered why other Government schools were not as good as the Navodaya Vidyalaya.
She expressed concern that one-fourth of the teachers were absent in many schools, which also have many drop-outs from the weaker sections.
Ms Gandhi said information about scholarships and other facilities offered by the Government must reach all students. She felt other Government schools must learn from the JNVs.
Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal said late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi considered providing quality education for deprived children his foremost duty. It was in this context that the Government decided to open a JNV in every district of the country as part of the National Policy on Education, 1986. Today there are 593 JNVs in the country in which 2 lakh children are studying, he said.
He also said that special Navodaya Vidyalayas were being proposed to encourage children showing aptitude in sports, culture and in vocational streams. He pointed out that already Navodaya Vidyalayas were considered at par with the better schools of the country and alumni of these schools were excelling in various professions.
At least 75 per cent of the seats in a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya are filled by candidates from rural areas. Reservation of seats for children belonging to SCs and STs is provided in proportion to their population in the concerned district. One-third of total seats are filled by girls.
Out of over two lakh students in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, 77.84 per cent are from rural areas, 36.67 per cent are girls and 41.61 per cent belong to SC/ST categories, an official press release added.