New Delhi: Declaring the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as the National Education Day, the Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry has sought suggestions from students on the newly implemented grading system or the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE).

According to a CBSE official, the Ministry has made effort to utilize the Education Day as an opportunity for improvement and empowerment of the education system in the country. And the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on November 11 has been declared as the National Education Day by the Union HRD Ministry.

The CBSE has decided to celebrate the day by organising various student centric activities. On this occasion, the Board has called for the opinions of the students of class 9th, 10th and 11th on the CCE format.

Besides, the CBSE has also released certain questions on which the students are supposed to express their opinion till September 11. They have been asked whether CCE is the best way to assess students? Do the marks obtained through CCE evaluate all aspects of their personality? Has CCE raised their self-confidence? Do they feel less stressed after the introduction of CCE? The students have also been asked to give reasons for their answers.
 
On the upcoming Teachers Day on September 5, the Board has also organised a Quiz Competition for the teachers and the students to raise their awareness on various issues. The thrust of the quiz will be on India after 20th century and other developments related to world.

In addition, a Poster Competition will also be organised in three categories. In the first category, class 1st to class 4th, in the second category class 5th to class 7th and class 8th to class 10th will participate in the third category for which the registrations have already been completed before August 16.

The Board will also conduct a Message Competition divided in two parts; one message will be for the teachers and the other will be for the Board.

(JPN/Bureau)