E. Sreedharan to introduce new project for value-based education
Kochi: Metroman E Sreedharan has introduced a new project for the value-based education system in government schools. The programme is designed under the Foundation for Restoration of National Values (FRNV). E. Sreedharan who is the chief adviser of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), is the national president of FRNV.
He opined that presently there is no facility available in government schools for value-based education. The foundation had conducted a study in Ernakulam, and it was found that the facilities for value-based education is available in private schools. The education department has informed the same to the minister. The minister has taken interest to implement the project in government schools from next academic year onwards.
The syllabus will be prepared by FRNV, excluding the controversial subjects like religion and politics. The scheme intends to make aware to the students about manners, healthy habits and the like. The programme will start in Ernakulam. As the second phase of the programme, awareness for parents and teachers also is planned.
Sreedharan opined that the action from the part of the authorities, who are supposed to set a model for all, is not favourable. FRNV had approached the Supreme Court with a public interest litigation against obstructing both houses of the parliament. As per the court’s direction, they had written a letter to the Chaiman of Rajya Sabha and the Speaker of Lok Sabha. Sreedharan also said that they will approach the Supreme Court again, if there is no further action on the issue. He added that FRNV will continue its classes for the principals.