JKBOSE organises UT level programme on adolescence education

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 30: In order to supplement the curricular mode of education for school students with the vibrant co-curricular mode, a UT-level programme of Role Play and Folk Song/Dance competitions, was organised by the NAEP Unit of J&K Board of School Education, here today under National Adolescence Education Programme of Govt of India.
The teams from Districts Udhampur, Kathua and Rajouri were declared 1st , 2nd, & 3rd, respectively in Role Play category whereas the teams from Districts Udhampur, Rajouri & Reasi stood 1st, 2nd& 3rd , respectively in Folk Song/Dance completion. The 1st two winning teams in both the categories will participate at national level competition to be held at New Delhi w.e.f 3rd to 6th December2019.
Prof Veena Pandita, Chairperson, J&K BOSE was the chief guest of the programme. In her inaugural address, she said that adolescence is a gateway to future life of the child, which is characterised not only by the physical and psychological growth but is also marked by many challenges which urgently need to be understood in the right perspective by civil society in general, and the teachers and parents in particular. “At this age a positive competitive spirit should also be inculcated to ensure a responsible citizenry,” she said and hoped that today’s programme shall bear fruitful results.
Dr Farooq Ahmad Peer, Director Academics JKBOSE & State Project Director, AEP, was the guest of honour, and he outlined various objectives of National Adolescence Education Programme in his speech. “It is urgent to address the needs of a very sensitive stage of human life called adolescence to prevent the risks and distractions that pose a serious challenge to society. AEP focuses on the overall development of students by providing them information, counselling and other required support,” he added.
Dr Yasir Hamid Sirwal, Assistant Director/ Project Coordinator JKBOSE, informed that in total 18 teams participated in the UT level finale. These teams were shortlisted in district level competitions. Dr Archana Gupta, Dr Shivali Gupta and Bupinder Singh Jamwal comprised the jury.
Prof Abdul Wahid Makhdoomi, Joint Secretary Publications & IT; Dr Sudhir Singh, Joint Secretary Secrecy, JD; Altaf Hussain, Joint Secretary Examination; Tripta Kumari, Jt Secretary Verification & certificates; Rajesh Singh, Information Officer and Shafqat Javed, Principal of the host institution (GHSS Gandhi Nagar) were also present on the occasion.