Udaipur: School textbooks to include Chandrayaan-3 chapter from 2024 onward

Udaipur: School textbooks to include Chandrayaan-3 chapter from 2024 onward

ISRO's space Science lessons to benefit Science education


In the upcoming academic session of 2024-25, significant changes are planned for the school education curriculum. These changes will include the inclusion of space science, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), and information related to Chandrayaan-3. The Ministry of Human Resource and Education is actively involved in preparing for these curriculum revisions. To create the new curriculum, they are collaborating with the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training).

The primary beneficiaries of these curriculum changes will be science students, but there will also be brief information included in textbooks of other disciplines. Furthermore, the updated curriculum will incorporate information about ISRO-related projects that have been completed thus far, and it will also cover details about new projects. Additionally, the Ministry of Education is launching a "Chandrayaan Mega Quiz" in schools as part of these educational initiatives. Students will be able to submit their applications both online and offline. However, specific details regarding the quiz date and prizes for the winners have not been announced yet. 

The "Mega Quiz" accepts applications both offline through schools and online via the My Government website. This competition is open not only to school students but also to social media users from India and abroad. Impressively, a total of 30.26 million users have already registered online. The competition will be held at both offline and online levels, and registrations for the "Mega Quiz" are facilitated through schools and the Mau Gov app. Interestingly, Rajasthan has shown slower registration progress compared to other regions.

The Ministry of Education addressed this matter with a letter dated August 30 this year. Following this communication, on October 11th, Govind Narayan Dadhich, the Principal Secretary of Education in Rajasthan, issued letters to the State Project Director of the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan and the Director of Education. Subsequently, on October 23, 2023, the Director of the Secondary Education Department issued orders to all schools. However, there is currently no specific list available detailing the number of applications from each state.

Source: Dainik Bhaskar

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