A student’s commitment towards protection of heritage monuments could soon determine his or her academic performance in class.
In a bid to inculcate a sense of responsibility in youngsters, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to implement the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme across all affiliated institutions in the country.
The scheme was announced in circulars sent to schools on Friday.
And in order to ensure that students take this initiative seriously, all related activities will be part of the new Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system.
Students studying up to Class X could be involved in a range of related activities - organising heritage walks, talks quizzes and community sensitisation programmes or even adopting a monument as part of a social science project -- suggested by the Board and then be evaluated on their effort.
Schools in the Capital, which received the circular on Friday, are gearing up to include heritage conservation in CCE.
“We have set up a meeting on Monday to work on ways to make this a part of CCE. However, I am not sure if putting a marks constraint on this scheme is a good idea,” said Jyoti Bose, Principal, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan.
The circular also directs all schools to henceforth celebrate January 12 as Heritage Day, during which all students will be administered an oath to protect heritage monuments.
According to the directive, the oath should preferably be administered at a local monument.