Three schools - DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, Delhi Public School, Sector 40, Chandigarh, and KB DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Sector 7-B, Chandigarh -along with the regional Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) office in Panchkula have been made city coordinators to undertake activities as part of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) on October 31 on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary.
Activities conducted in all city schools will be supervised by any one of these city coordinators.
Principal of DAV-15 Rakesh Sachdeva said students of 45 schools would be visiting her school on October 31 and would participate in a number of activities.
She said: “We have asked each of these 45 schools to send at least 20-25 students, who will take part in a pledge ceremony and competitions like poster making, jingles, painting, collage and debate on the subject of national integration.”
All city coordinators will conduct similar activities in schools.
About 350 selected centres set up by the board across the country will be involved in spreading the message of unity among students from neighbourhood schools.
Moreover, the CBSE has also asked schools to independently administer the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge to students during the morning assembly.
After this, students may participate in the ‘Run for unity’.
Students may participate in these activities individually or as a team.
Themes like safety, security (online and offline security) may also be reflected in all activities.
The school principal or the special invitee can discuss these themes with all students.