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Now, entrepreneurship curriculum in Delhi schools from next session

Now, entrepreneurship curriculum in Delhi schools from next session

NEW DELHI: To make students capable of establishing their own initiative –aimed at helping them to become entrepreneurs, the Delhi government will launch "entrepreneurship curriculum" for city schools from next session. Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that students need to become job providers and this curriculum will train them before they begin college.

"We had launched the 'happiness curriculum' in government schools. Now we will launch the entrepreneurship curriculum from the next session onwards for secondary and senior secondary students," Sisodia said at the first convocation of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women. "At such events (convocation) we should also celebrate those students who did not take up jobs and instead chose to provide jobs to others. The definition of patriotism should be extended to those who provide jobs," he said. Through this curriculum, the effort would be to raise the aspiration and build the mindset for problem solving and decision making among children from class IX-XII.

Around 1,100 students were awarded degrees at the convocation. Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, the chancellor of the varsity, congratulated students and also suggested that entrepreneurs should be supported by the government when they start out.

The Delhi government this year also launched the much discussed "Happiness Curriculam". The 'Happiness Curriculum' focuses on holistic education by including meditation, value education, and mental exercises in conventional education curriculum. It has been introduced for the students from nursery to Class 8 in government schools from July 12. The new subject has been designed and prepared by a team of 40 Delhi government teachers, educators and volunteers over a period of six months. Students across schools can expect a 'happiness' period of 45 minutes. The new curriculum will also pave way for physical and mental health well-being, solving problems caused due to negative and destructive emotions like anger, hatred and jealousy.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the 'Happiness Curriculum' and termed it as the third stage of reforms in education sector initiated by his government after focusing on infrastructure development and motivation of teachers in the government schools.

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