New Delhi, Aug 23: Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said his government is working towards
reducing the burden on school students, adding that such a move would enable the students to focus on other skills.
Sisodia told media:”Our team is working in the education department. There are lot of things which are obsolete and
repetitive. The team is studying how to lessen the burden on students studying in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th standards so
that their bags weigh less.”
Sisodia further said: “We want the students to focus on skills like sports, music, theatre and arts as well.”
Last week, addressing a seminar organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), he said that innovative thinking is the key to success and the need of the hour, adding that education should move towards making students leaders and innovators.
Sisodia, who was speaking at a session on ‘Making Delhi the Knowledge Hub of India’, highlighted that quality of education has to be improved and should be more research oriented.
He said: “Critical reasoning and thinking should be imbibed in students from a very young age.”
The Deputy CM said that skilling would go a long way in bringing change and there should be sync between the need of the industry and the education system.
He also appealed to the industry and other stakeholders to join hands with the Delhi Government in improving the infrastructure and quality of government schools.
(With Agency Inputs)