NVS organized its 27th Cluster/Regional /National Games and Sports Meet 2016-17 in JNVs across the country. NVS students participated in the following 17 events. Sports /Games Meets are organized at three different levels in each region, namely Cluster Meet, Regional Meet and National Meet. The selected team participated in the 62nd SGFI Meet.
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has been organizing NCC activities in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas with the motto “Unity and Discipline” with the support of NCC Directorate. It aims at:
NCC is being introduced in JNVs in a phased manner. As on date, Samiti has total cadet strength of 18744 in 264 JNVs. As a part of NCC training, NCC Cadets of JNVs attended several NCC camps and enriched themselves. NCC Diwas, Quami Ekta Diwas are celebrated by our cadets. Activities like Shramdan and Community Programmes are conducted for personality development of students.
(A) Rifle Shooting: JNV students get training in Rifle Shooting under the watchful eyes of trained NCC officials. Apart from familiarising themselves in the use of weapons which would stand them in good stead for careers in the armed forces, Rifle Shooting helps them to understand the merits of concentration, poise, the importance of speed coupled with accuracy and of course the thrill and excitement behind such activities.
(B) Camping : NCC authorities usually organise camps throughout the country where JNV students get training for trekking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Marshal Arts, Judo etc.
The mission of scouting is to contribute to the education of young people through a value system based on the “Scout Promise and Law” to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society. Scout & Guide units are separate although they have some activities in common, such as Jamborees, rallies and conferences. Differently abled children also participate in the Scouting programme. Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is recognized as a state for Scouts & Guides activities under the Bharat Scouts & Guides. Various activities are being conducted in the Vidyalayas to imbibe the children the philosophy of the Scout and Guide movement. 175 students (Scouts -113 + Guides-62) have bagged the coveted Rashtrapati Puraskar for the session 2016-17.
Under this programme the JNV students are facilitated to visualize the cultural heritage and strengthen universal values. Here students can understand about their national, historical, social, cultural and political developments; a section of which is devoted to local art and artefacts displaying the cultural and social facets indigenous to that place. It has been established in 593 JNVs. Assistance @ Rs 10,000/- per year is given to the JNVs to establish and maintain the same for the benefit of the students.
Multi Gym facility is provided to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas to develop fitness, physical and neuro-muscular skills and to promote the spirit of co-operation and sportsmanship. It has been implemented in 515 JNVs.
NSS activities have been started in NVS with the help of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. NSS is a noble experiment in academic extension. It inculcates the spirit of voluntary work among the students and teachers through sustained community interaction and brings our academic institutions closer to the society. Its motto, “Not Me But You,” encompasses knowledge (Academics) with action (Community Service) by way of regular activities and special programmes especially in rural areas.
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has been implementing Adolescence Education Programme(AEP) since 2005, in collaboration with UNFPA/NCERT and MHRD. The programme focuses on life skill education and provides factual information to adolescent students and encourages peer education on leadership qualities, self assessment, gender equality etc. The AEP programme, which was already initiated during 2010-2012 was further expanded to all Regional Offices across the country covering 594 JNVs of various states. The JNVs are also providing counselling services to adolescent students through trained staff nurses and school support team comprising house master/mistress, who are trained under ’Well being’ programme. The ’Wellbeing’ programme focuses on basic counselling skills like problem solving and methods and applications of problem solving skills. Various skill based training programmes have been conducted for the teachers, Peer Educators, Principals, Staff Nurses and Regional & Hqrs. Officers
Navodaya students are fruitfully engaged for carrying out various activities during their stay from Class-VI to XII. Summary of the experiences of the Navodaya student in the Life cycle of 7 years through various activities performing activities is given below:
|Area Of Exposure||Scheduled Activities||Participation during Stay in JNVs|
|Classroom Interaction||5 hours per day||8300 hours|
|Study hours||3 hours per day||4400 hours|
|Sports and Games||1 hour a day||1600 hours|
|Assembly activities||20 minutes every day||550 hours|
|Interaction with External resource persons||Weekly 30 minutes||125 hours|
|Performing arts||2 periods per week||325 hours|
|Fine arts||2 periods per week||325 hours|
|Travels||Cluster,Migration,regional and contests etc.||500 kms|
|Language competency||3 languages||3 languages|
|ICT||80 minutes per week||325 hours|
|Physical Exercises||30 minutes per day||840 hours|
|Physical Exercises||30 minutes per day||840 hours|
|Self help||Cleaning the room and personal works etc.||1600 hours|
|Life skills participated,apart from the Core Curriculum transacted||Activities pertaining to develop the following skills are carried out regularly:
9-Coping with stress
10-Coping with emotion
12-Exposure in aesthetics
|Scheduled in the activities through out the academic Year|
National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, is undertaking programmes and projects for providing assistance and care to families affected by terrorist, communal caste, ethnic and any other form of societal violence. NCFH also focuses on rehabilitation and education of children and/or vocational training to help them to assimilate into the main stream of society. NVS in collaboration with NFCH organized the following competitions at various levels in NVS :-
These competitions are conducted at four levels i.e. Vidyalaya Level, Cluster Level, Regional Level and National Level and awards are provided only for cluster/regional and National level winners by NFCH whereas for school level winners certificates are provided by NFCH.
Swachhata campaign in all the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas have been carried out. Special Committee constituted at Cluster Level assessed the implementation of Swachhata in 72 items under major 6 heads of Swachhata activities. Accordingly, following 6 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas among 595 have been selected as best JNVs in implementing SwachhataAbhiyan :
|S.No||Name of the Vidyalaya||Region|
|1||JNV Ratnagiri, Maharashtra||Pune|
|2||JNV Haveri, Karnataka||Hyderabad|
|3||JNV Karauli, Rajasthan||Jaipur|
|4||JNV Rajasmand, Rajasthan||Jaipur|
|5||JNV Mahararajganj, Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow|
|6||JNV Sonitpur, Assam||Shillong|
Pestalozzi International Village, a charity in England offers International Baccalaureate Diploma at Hastings College of Art & Technology for NVS students as scholarship. As on date we have sent 33 students of JNVs to England under this programme, who are getting modern and quality education, mostly free of cost by getting scholarships to embark on careers in different professions in countries like Germany, France, Britain, Spain, America etc.
National Talent Search Scheme, started in the year 1963, is a flagship programme/initiative of NCERT. The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level scholarship program (Exam), conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training to recognize and nurture talented students across India. The qualified students are extended financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship for the entire academic career. The NTSE scholar is always recognized as an extra ordinary student because the NTSE itself is widely regarded as the most prestigious examination at high school level in India. Children appearing in Class X are eligible to appear for the exam.
During 2016-17, the number of students who participated at State level and National level of NTSE were 11086 and 640 respectively.
The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVYP) is an on-going National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to attract exceptional & highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.
The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.
The main objective of Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme is to provide quality education to the children predominantly from rural areas. NVS has been making a series of efforts for the quality improvement in the vidyalayas, based on abilities and potential of the children for creativity, innovation, research, questioning, critical thinking and analysis. It is in this context that there is a need to organize Regional Science Congress with exhaustive activities to inculcate scientific temper and promote scientific talent amongst the students of JNVs.
The objectives and methodologies of the organization of Regional Level Science Congress are indicated below: