On 21st February a new campaign has been launched for making India shisht i.e. civic. The campaign aimed towards
The re-introduction of moral science as a subject in the school and college curriculum, in the form of not just a bookish course, rather as a hands-on practical learning methodology course by increasing students’ access to people with diverse life experiences and points of view whereby kids learn about their duties and responsibilities towards others in family and society especially towards the elders, needy and poor workers , reducing wastage, conserving water and energy, planting and nurturing trees, and so on.
The campaign witnessed the presence of eminent dignitaries such as Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for the Development of North Eastern region, Minister of State for Prime minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, and Department of Space. The speakers on the panel were Mr. Sandeep Marwah, Chancellor, AAFT Media University, Dr. Nand Kishore Garg, Chancellor- Maharaj Agrasen University, Dr. Jyoti Gupta, Principal, Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad and Naresh Kumar, IAS, Chairman, New Delhi Municipal Council.
The main highlight of the event was the panel discussion, which focused on the topic.
“Making India Shisht: Inclusion of moral science as a subject in the school/college curriculum is an important step.” The panelists shared their perspective and discussions highlighting the importance of including moral Science as a subject in the educational curriculum for the growth of the nation from ground-up.
Dr. Angeli Qwatra has taken this initiative. It is the second public campaign which is launched by philanthropy. Under the leadership of Dr. Qwatra, the campaign will employ a three-pronged strategy to inculcate civic sense amongst the citizens. It will aim to educate school and college children through innovative approaches like multimedia use and outdoor activities: slogans, radio and TV jingles, short films, filmmaking competition in collaboration with media organizations like Marwah Studios; engage with market clusters, RWAs, and citizens through various resident, encouragement programs, creating a pool of volunteers of impressive speakers and social media groups to enthuse colony residents, and improve enforcement by collaborating with the Delhi Traffic Police and undertaking awareness activities at identified traffic signals, and advocacy with governments to increase compliance of civic rules through monitoring and fines.
Students and staff of public schools in Delhi NCR will be infused with the spirit to raise civic sense through two hundred F1 (Formula One) clubs of Times of Sports company. A walkathon of all ages from India Gate in April, 2019 will broadcast the need of the initiative widely. Public ads have been put up in free space provided by Pioneer multimedia ltd., as a daily reminder of the need to strengthen the moral fibre of our nation. Nukkad nataks in slums and urban villages motivate all rungs of society.
While congratulating Dr. Angeli Qwatra for her effort, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Honourable Minister, PMO, and MOS, Department of Personnel, said, “As adults, it is our primary responsibility to be Shisht (civil) before we can teach these values to our children. We have to be role models before we can implement shishtachar among these young minds. With the proliferation of information and knowledge through the media and the internet, it is now much easier to propagate and create awareness about these foundational values that have made our nation into a force to reckon with.”
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