With the brainstorming project 'Udaan' accruing positive results in improving general knowledge of students after six months of its first launch at the government high school in Banera village here, it has been decided to extend the programme to the all the schools across the state.
An initiative of schoolteachers, the education department has adopted the project on the state-level to impart training to students of Classes 4 to 12. Education minister Sikander Singh Maluka on Sunday gave his nod to launching the project.
Starting with only 35 students at the above-mentioned school, nearly 7,000 students from Classes 4 to 12 at 45 government schools are enrolled with the project in the district presently.
Project director Devi Dyal, who was honoured with the Sikhsha Ratna Award last year for his initiatives, said the project aimed to conduct special classes for the general knowledge awareness of students of government schools, keeping them up-to-date with current affairs.
“In the beginning, only our school was focused upon, but after coming to know about such an activity, many schoolteachers approached us in order to start the same in their schools,” he said.
He said the fundamental goal of the project was to ensure the overall development of rural students by bringing them at par with their urban counterparts.
Under the project, students would be given 10 pieces of general knowledge information on a daily basis and a test would be conducted at the school level on a regular basis. Display boards carrying these informative items would be put at different places; special classes would also be organised in free time during school hours.
Assistant project director Neeru Gupta said that in February they had also conducted a test under the aegis of the project, in which around 1,600 students had participated from across different schools.