Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya organized competitions on the theme of Indian culture & human values

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) is an autonomous organization under the Dept. of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. The Samiti has eight Regional Offices under NVS, which administer a chain of 576 Navodaya Vidyalayas in 576 districts of different States / UTs of the country.

These institutions are model and pace setting institutions to lead the secondary education system in India for realizing the national goals. Providing quality education with strong component of culture, inculcation of values, awareness about environment, developing reasonable level of competence in languages as envisaged in the Three language Formula and serving the respective districts as focal points for improving quality of education through sharing of experiences and facilities are some of the major aims of these institutions. The inter-house competitions, organizational responsibilities, games, sports and arts in educational activities help students to groom themselves into competent and self-confident individuals and become responsible citizens of the country.

As a pro-active initiative taken by NFCH, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas functioning under the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) organized a series of competitions to promote Indian culture and inculcate moral and ethical values among school students in all the Indian States and Union Territories in which NVS is operational. Essay/ story writing and painting competitions were conducted at both the levels viz. Junior level (from class VI to VIII) and Senior level (from class IX to XII). The objective of competitions amongst the school children was to foster and promote the sentiment and ethos of peace, brotherhood and harmony which strengthens the bonds of unity and affinity in the country.

These were conducted from 19-23 August 2014 at various levels namely School Level, Cluster Level, Regional Level and National Level. Winners at various levels for all the competitions will be awarded suitable prizes by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony along with certificates. This collaboration is being launched as a Pilot Project. It will go a long way to foster amity, societal harmony, peace and non-violence in the country.