Follow ‘No gadgets day’ once in a week: Tawde

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jan 2019 10:04:13


Staff Reporter,

Making a passionate appeal to school students to follow “No Gadgets Day” at least once in a week, Education Minister Vinod Tawde cautioned them not to become “cyber addict.” Interacting with thousands of school students at Saraswati School, Tawde warned them about ill-effects of mobile addiction and urged them to spend quality time for reading, sports, cultural and creative activities. Students also responded positively to his appeal and promised to keep the gadgets aside at least once in a week.

During his direct interaction with students of Saraswati, Hadas High School, Paranjape, Tata Parsi, Jindal Vidya Mandir, Rajendra Nagar High School, Tawde was flooded with very probing questions from the curious students who sought to know direct answers about curriculum, examinations, alleged discrimination between various educational boards. He reiterated Government’s decision to make Marathi compulsory for CBSE, ICSE schools upto Class VII.

The Education Minister also revealed that concept of Home Schooling was under consideration so that those aspiring to make careers in sports or other off-beat sector, would get opportunity and leisure to pursue their passion. In fact, we are planning to allow all such talented students to appear for examination conducted by Open Board twice a year.

About the dreaded subject Mathematics, Tawde stated that Education Department was mulling over several options including allow Arts as an optional to Mathematics after Standard VIII. The decision will be taken only after a detailed discussion with domain experts, he stated.