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Kendriya Vidyalayas in Ernakulam Region

The Kendriya Vidyalayas are a system of central government schools in India that have been instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It comprises over a thousand schools in India and three abroad.

The system came into being in 1963 under the name ‘Central Schools’. Later, the name was changed to Kendriya Vidyalaya. All the schools are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Its objective is to educate children of the Indian Defence Services personnel who are often posted to remote locations. With the army starting its own Army Public Schools, the service was extended (but not restricted) to all central government employees.

A uniform curriculum is followed by these schools all over India. By providing a common syllabus and system of education, the Kendriya Vidyalayas are intended to ensure that the children of government employees do not face education disadvantages while their parents are transferred from one location to another. The schools have been operational for over fifty years.

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, which literally translates to ‘Central School Organisation’, oversees the functioning of these schools and has its headquarters in New Delhi. The administration of this body is based on levels; the chairman of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is always the Minister of Human Resource Development of the Government of India, and the deputy chairman is Minister of State of MHRD. The real working power lies with the Commissioner of KVS; there are additional commissioners to accompany Commissioner in the administration of KVS in different fields. The head of a KVS region is Deputy Commissioner accompanied by an Assistant Commissioner. There are individual principals of every KV administering the school.

As of March 2016, there were 1128 schools named Kendriya Vidyalayas. Kendriya Vidyalaya is one of the longest chain of school in world with 1125 schools in india and 3 operated in foreign.[2] A total of 1,209,138 students (as of 30 September 2015) and 56,445 employees were on the rolls (as of 1 September 2013). These were divided among 25 regions, each headed by a deputy commissioner.
(from Wikipedia)

The Ernakulam Region started functioning in April 2012. There are 37 Kendriya Vidyalyas in this region.

Fact File: Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh, in its present form, came into existence on November 1,2000 following its bifurcation to create a new state of Chhattisgarh.The undivided Madhya Pradesh was founded on November 1, 1956.Madhya Pradesh, because of its central location in India, has remained a crucible of historical currents from North, South, East and West.

Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Iron Age Cultures have flourished in the state along Narmada Valley and other river valleys. Rich archaeological wealth has been unearthed in various parts of the state throwing light on its history.

Evidences of earliest human settlements have been found in Bhimbethika and other places of Raisen district. Over 600 rock shelters have been discovered in Bhimbethika. About 500 caves have rock paintings, which depict the life of pre-historic cave-dwellers. Sanchi in Raisen district is a world renowned Buddhist centre known for its stupas, monuments, temples and pillars dating from 3rd century B.C. to 12th century A.D. The most famous Sanchi stupa was built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, then governor of Ujjain. Bhojpur, in the same district is famous for its incomplete but marvelous Shiva temple, built by legendary Parmar King of Dhar, Raja Bhoj (1010-53).Khajuraho in Chhatarpur district is renowned the world over for its unique temples. Built by Chandela rulers from 950-1050 A.D., in a truly inspired burst of creativity these temples are a unique gift to the world. Orchha in Tikamgarh district is a medieval legacy in stone built by Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries. This land is hallowed by the memories of the great warrior Chhatrasal who illumined the pages of history by his heroic deeds.Madhya Pradesh has a number of important pilgrimage centres. While Ujjain and Omkareshwar have special significance due to Shrines having two of the twelve jyotirlingas, Maheshwar, Mandleshwar, Amarkantak, Hoshangabad are also important in their own rights.

Madhya Pradesh has produced great men and women who are held in high esteem due to their great deeds. India’s immortal poet-dramatist Kalidas belonged to Ujjain and great musician Tansen to Gwalior. Bravery of great women like Durgawati, Avantibai, Kamlapati and Devi Ahilya Bai is inscribed in golden letters in history.In the freedom struggle, many movements were successfully launched in Madhya Pradesh coinciding with the Non-Cooperation Movement and Quit India Movement. Flag Satyagraha of Jabalpur in 1923, Salt Satyagraha of 1930 in Jabalpur and Jangle Satyagraha started by tribals are the notable movements. Almost all parts of the state were active in freedom struggle, though at different times.

Following reorganization of the States Madhya Pradesh came into existence on November 1 , 1956. The present Madhya Pradesh was created after a new Chhattisgarh State was carved out of it on November 1,2000.

Madhya Pradesh is the second largest Indian state in size with an area of 308,000 sq. kms.

STATISTICAL INFORMATION
Population (Census 2011) – 72627 (In Thousand)
   Male – 37614 (In Thousand)
   Female – 35015 (In Thousand)
Scheduled Tribes (Census 2011) – 15136 (In Thousand)
Scheduled Castes (Census 2011) – 11342 (In Thousand)
Area (in sq. kms.) – 308,000
Districts – 51
Tehasils – 364
Development Blocks – 313
Total villages – 54,903
Populated villages – 52,117
Gram Panchayats – 23,006
Literacy – 43,827
   Male – 25,848
   Female – 17,979

The concept of District Governance has been implemented and District Planning Committees have been empowered to plan and execute development works. A system of village level governance, Gram Swaraj, has been put in place, from Jan. 26, 2001, under which Gram Sabhas have been bestowed with considerable powers for development of villages and welfare activities.

[Source: mpinfo.org]

ePathshala App

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has launched a new mobile application with the concept of “learning on the go”. This app will help students to get access to all the NCERT textbooks. If a student does not possess a particular book, or requires it in the last moment, he/she can use the e-book for the same purpose. As per newspaper reports, parents would wait for the half-yearly or annual exam results to know the progress of their wards. But now through this app, one may check their wards’ progress through the same.

This app is not only for the students but also for the stake holders, teachers and parents as apart from providing all the textbooks of NCERT online which are downloadable on the smart phone, recorded videos of lectures are also available, and parents can check the learning outcomes of the students as well. Even educators can log in to get access to periodicals and teachers too can access teaching instructions.

Available through a especially developed mobile app interface on Android, IOS and windows platforms, E-pathshala is broadly divided into four segments namely, students, teachers, parents and educators. The resources are available in three languages English, Hindi and Urdu.
Principals of various schools have welcomed its launch, but also feel that there are pros and cons for every technical intervention.

The students will get access to the e-books, audio/video tutorials and they can also keep track of the books they accessed, total time spent on a certain subject/ book and can even bookmark the chapters studied. Teachers can download Teaching manuals and curricular resources are also available for the teachers.

(Info courtesy: India Today)

The ePathshala app can be downloaded at Google Play and App Store.

Morning Prayer Song

For those who have studied in a KV this song must be by heart for sure, though they may never have knowingly tried to memorize it.

असतो मा सत् गमय…
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय…
मृत्योर्मा अमृतम् गमय

दया कर दान विद्या का हमें परमत्मा देना
दया करना हमारी आत्मा में शुद्धता देना

हमारे ध्यान में आओ प्रभू आँखों में बस जाओ
अँधेरे दिल में आ करके, परम ज्योती जगा देना

बहा दो प्रेम कि गँगा दिलों में प्रेम का सागर
हमें आपस में मिल जुलकर, प्रभू रहना सिखा देना

हमरा धर्म हो सेवा, हमरा कर्म हो सेवा
सदा इमान हो सेवा, व सेवक जन बना देना

वतन के वास्ते जीना, वतन के वास्ते मरना
वतन पर जान फ़िदा करना, प्रभू हमको सिखा देना

ओम् सहना ववतु सहनौ भुनक्तु सहवीर्यम् करवावहै
तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु, मा विद्विशावहै
ओम् शांतिः शांतिः शांतिः