21 petitions

Started 1 month ago

Petition to National Skill Development Corporation, HRD Ministry

Better Primary Education and Skill Development in India

Right to primary education is a fundamental right in India. It is the duty of the Indian government to provide education to every boy and girl up to the primary stage. Primary education will enable a child to learn to read and write. It will enable him to use his vernacular language and learn the simple rules of arithmetic. But this system is clearly not sufficient and has certain loopholes. Honing skills and holistic development is of paramount importance in today's day and age- where there is cut throat competition. But unfortunately, the government aided primary education goes nowhere beyond the set curriculum which ends up making students merely carbon copies of each other. There is a vast gap between the primary schooling in an international board versus that of a government school. My niece who is 7 years old goes to an international board school. She has got a varied choice of subjects. Also, there are several extra curricular activities in her school for holistic development.  On the other hand, the free elementary education is sub par in many rural places of India. The infrastructure i.e. libraries, classrooms, sanitation is of no quality in these schools. The faculty let alone the facilities is pitiable in many cases. Recently there had been many videos resurfacing the interweb in which a teacher was teaching gibberish to students in the name of alphabet. The government needs to make the job of a primary teacher more attractive by increasing the pay so that it will attract competent men for the job. Government should bring in uniformity in the curriculum and standards of the primary education, irrespective of the board because we're referring to the common youth of India. For our country to progress holistically, we are in the utmost need of skill based approach and better primary education. The skills in children must be explored, trained and perfected; and this needs to begin in primary schooling. So join me in requesting the HRD Ministry of India to improve the current plight of primary education in our country. 

Anirudh KS
942 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Vinod Tawde, Narendra Modi, CBSE

Direct schools to plan and set aside 4 hours of outdoor activities for students per week.

Today, all schools are focused on getting 100% academic results from their students. Their emphasis is completely on stressing children to squeeze out perfect results. While this is right in its own place, it shouldn't come at the cost of a child's overall development.  It is not only the mental development of our children that matters, but also the physical, emotional and social development that counts. The objective of parents sending their kids to school is to take care of their holistic development which involves academics and physical growth. But is that what is happening? NO. A big no. If you ask any school going student how much time he/she spends in the school playground as part of the school's physical training program, you will realize that it is not even remotely near the adequate level. The result of this tremendous mental exertion on students can be seen all over. More and more children are stepping into depression and mental illnesses due to the rat race and pressure of succeeding in every academic venture. Now is the time we put our foot down and take action. I request you to sign this petition which will be delivered to the education minister. The objective of this petition is to urge the minister to take this issue seriously and decide on a minimum timeframe for which students should be taken for physical activities.

Ritwik Tyagi
41 supporters