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Sisodia urges students to be job providers not job seekers

Sisodia urges students to be job providers not job seekers

NEW DELHI: Until the top brass institutes like IITs and DTUs take a resolution that the students passing out will majorly be job providers, not job seekers, the development would not happen, asserted Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday. "Until the top brass institutes like IITs and DTUs take a resolution that the students passing out will majorly be job providers, not job seekers, the curriculum design teams of the institutes should have something for introspection. As a Nationalist, the nation expects you to be techno-entrepreneurs in stead of becoming job seekers only, that's the greatest need of the country today in the era of growing unemployment," he said.

The Delhi government which has kept its aim on the education has always worked to make the education a holistic nature. Recently, the government also fixed the weight of a school bag in Delhi. It says school bags for students in Class 1 and 2 should not be above 1.5 kg; for Classes 3 to 5 (two-three kg), classes 6-7 (four kg), Classes 8-9 (4.5 kg), and Class 10 (five kg). The circular also asks schools not to assign any homework to Class 1 and 2 children. It asked schools to inform the students in advance about the books and notebooks to be brought to the school on a particular day. The decision of the Delhi Directorate of Education follows Centre's order and guidelines for capping the weight of school bags for classes 1-10. "Heavy school bags are a serious threat to the health and well-being of the school students. It has a severe adverse physical effect on the growing children which can cause damage to their vertebral column and knees," said the circular.

For the holistic development, the government has also launched the happiness curriculum. The curriculum is taught to around 8 lakh students from nursery up to Class 8 of all Delhi government schools from the new academic session. The curriculum involves a "happiness period" of 45 minutes and five minutes of meditation before each class. To create a happy environment for education, in recent years, many countries have made happiness either a specific goal of their education and development policies or have included elements relating to happiness in their policy framework.

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