Haryana Government organised a State level Consultative Meeting yesterday September 25, 2015 to discuss the framework to improve the quality of Education in the state. Not only this but it was also planned to chalk out the soon to be launched national education Policy in February next year. The draft of which is expected to be ready by this year end.
Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that a “State Level Consultative Meeting will be held on the birth anniversary of Pt Deen Dayal Upadyay at Panchkula on September 25 and Chief Minister Manohar Lal would be the chief guest.” Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani was also invited to preside over the meeting.
Further he told various meetings have already been organised at village, block and district level so as to take suggestions from educationists on new education policy-2015. Even in the meeting educationists, NGOs, teacher associations and other stakeholders were also cordially invited. The function was organised at two different sessions.
Ahead of Teacher’s Day celebration on September 5 during an award ceremony while addressing the gathering, Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani said that draft of the New Education Policy is expected to be prepared by the year end. Further she asked CBSE to be an active participant in drafting of the new national education policy and should ask the students and teachers about their views, the inputs of which should be collected by November 15. The government is likely to publish first draft of NEP in December this year.
During the meeting Haryana government plans to introduce books authored by RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra on ‘moral education‘ in school textbooks. Batra was quoted as saying “he was asked by the Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma to write textbooks for students on moral education. He confirmed in the report that his work is almost done and that it will be delivered to the SCERT on September 28.”
Further Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said “the state government has decided to recruit teachers strictly based on their merits.”
The Haryana State government has also planned to maintain the playground in schools. Even Vyayaamshalas will also be established in the villages. Further it has been decided that along with shlokas of Gita and teachings of other holy books, Yoga is also being included in the school curriculum.