Principal Secretary, Education Shri R.D. Dhiman said that music besides entertaining helps in cultural bonding across international borders. He was speaking at a function in Government Senior Secondary School, Portmore, here today which was organized to support the implementation of National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005 and Right to Education (RTE), 2009.
Shri Dhiman said that since times immemorial music is known as a source of entertainment, but research has proved that besides enjoyment music also helps in developing overall personality. He said that this programme was a collaborative initiative of the Department of Education in Arts and Aesthetics (DEAA), National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Delhi and The British Council, India. He said that this programme was being piloted in 40 schools of Shimla and Solan districts. He said that a ten day workshop was in progress at State Institute of Educational Management and Training, Shamlaghat to train master trainers in art education for visual art and performing art. It would support the Government in its mission to promote education for all in the most creative and effective manner.
Brand Ambassador of World Voice Project Shri Mohit Chauhan who is an accomplished musician and singer interacted with students and teachers on the occasion. He advocated the value and importance of singing for children.
Director Elementary Education Shri Ashok Sharma, Joint Director Shri Ashish Kohli and representatives of British Council and NCERT were present on the occasion.