Ministry of Education launches PRERANA program for students of Class IX to XII

New Delhi: Upon selection, 20 participants to attend Prerana program and embark on a journey of inspiration, innovation, and self-discovery

BY | Thursday, 4 January, 2024

The Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education, Government of India has launched ‘Prerana: An Experiential Learning program’ for selected students from Class IX to Class XII. The week-long residential program an experiential and inspirational learning program for students with the best-in-class technology where heritage meets innovation.

The program is aimed to offer a meaningful, unique, and inspiring experience to all participants, thereby empowering them with leadership qualities. It is driven by a strong commitment to integrate principles of Indian education system and the philosophy of value-based education which is a corner stone of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the Ministry stated.

A batch of 20 selected students (10 boys and 10 girls) will attend the program every week from various parts of the country to be held at a Vernacular School in Vadnagar in Mehsana district in Gujarat, that also happens to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s alma mater.

The Ministry also informed that the curriculum of Prerana School is prepared by IIT Gandhi Nagar and the themes will inspire the youth and foster respect for Bharat’s unity in diversity, embodying the spirit of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (The World is One Family) and will contribute by making the youth of today, a flame holder for Viksit Bharat (developed India). Towards this endeavour, the participants will be guided by mentors from prestigious institutions.

The day-wise program schedule will feature yoga, mindfulness, and meditation sessions, followed by experiential learning, thematic sessions, and hands on interesting learning activities. Evening activities will include visits to ancient and heritage sites, inspirational film screenings, mission life creative activities, talent shows etc. ensuring a holistic learning approach. Apart from this, students will engage in diverse activities, embracing indigenous knowledge systems, latest State-of-Art technologies, and learnings from inspirational personalities.

The Ministry has invited students to register through the portal. Applicants can also join the selection procedure conducted at the School/block level, on designated ‘Prerana Utsav’ day, through various activities based on the ethos of Prerana to evaluate for well-rounded personalities keen to shape the future of our nation.

Upon selection, the 20 participants (10 boys and 10 girls) will be attending the Prerana program and embark on a journey of inspiration, innovation, and self-discovery. After the program, the participants will carry the ethos of Prerana into their respective communities, become change makers and spark positive change to inspire others.

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