Hon'ble Prime Minister's Interaction with students on the occasion of Teacher's Day on 04-09-2015
Thought for the Day:
It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Kendriya Vidyalayas are autonomous bodies affiliated to CBSE and run by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi. The Kendriya Vidyalayas by and large have become pace setting institution in evolving a National pattern of education with their uniform syllabus and standardized books giving fillip to the modern trend of education. Each Vidyalaya is a miniature India aimed at inculcating a feeling of patriotism, Brotherhood and National Integration among the students. Kendriya Vidyalayas prepare students for AISSCE and AISSE Examinations conducted by Central Board of secondary Education New Delhi.
KVS envisions itself a world class organization in school education committed to continually empowering teachers to actualize inside out synergy in students and enable them to fulfill futuristic societal, national and global needs and aspirations.
Explanatory Note: Important words and their connotation:
Envisions: KVS has a dream to follow in future.
World class organization: An organization that is equipped with the state of the art educational technology, infrastructural facilities and more importantly preparedness on the part of teachers, students and other staff members to employ these in day-to-day functioning of the Vidyalaya.
Continually empowering teachers: In a knowledge society, up-gradation of knowledge and pedagogical skills are a must to remain relevant for the future students. KVS organizes several in-service courses, capacity building programmes for the teachers and other staff members.
Actualize inside out synergy: Every school activity leads to development of student- physical development and/or cognitive/intellectual development and/or emotional/spiritual development. The word inside synergy refers to perfect balance in these dimensions so that there is perfect harmony between head, hand and heart. Incorporating “out”- “inside out synergy” refers to balanced personality synergizing with external world and circumstances to create great works. The word “actualize” signifies that the seed for such inside out synergy is innate and not an external addition and our role is to ensure its manifestation. This is in line with the definition of education by Swami Vivekananda, “Education is manifestation of perfection already in man”.
Futuristic societal, national and global needs and aspirations: Such exalted individual would add tremendous value to life and fulfill needs and aspirations of the society, the nation and the world. “Individual needs” has been deliberately avoided not to emphasize on the “self”. An individual would really be contributing when he/she has risen above his personal “self”.
MISSION OF KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA
The Kendriya Vidyalayas have a four - fold mission, viz.,
1. To cater to the educational needs of children of transferable Central Government including Defence and Para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education ;
2. To pursue excellence and set the pace in the field of school education;
3. To initiate and promote experimentation and innovations in education in collaboration with other bodies like the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) etc. and
4. To develop the spirit of national integration and create a sense of "Indianness" among children.