The ‘Saharsh’ was launched in 40 schools of the state on a pilot basis in August last year. This year, it will be extended to all government and aided schools in Tripura from the second week of January.
A similar program, which was found to be effective in social and economic development in research studies of Harvard and Columbia Universities is being contextualized with local realities of India before being implemented in Tripura.
“Saharsh” Special Education Program Launched by Tripura State Government – Key Points
- On the inauguration of the 49th state-level science, mathematics, and environment exhibition, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath informed that the state government has been working to make Tripura self-reliant and prosperous.
- The school education department has introduced 36 reforms in the last five years and the higher education department has 19 reforms.
- The ‘Saharsh’ initiative is aimed at empowering children to learn with happiness.
- The state government has trained 204 schools for the ‘Saharsh’ curriculum while 200 more will be trained in the future.
- 30 assistant headmasters from different districts of Tripura were also selected to work as Saharsh implementation ambassadors.
- Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath also launched a special ‘Saharsh’ teacher guideline handbook and informed that the entire module was available on the State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) website.
- Under the Saharsh program, Children won’t be pressurized to study, rather they will be encouraged to social and emotional learning.
- Tripura was ranked among 5th grade in Performance Grading Index during the erstwhile Left Front government, the state has now ranked among Grade 1.