We have entered into a new arena of learning in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Jashpur (C.G.) – a unique system of imparting quality education to the children predominantly from the rural areas. Let us begin from zero. Zero is our contribution to the world. Let us start changing ourselves for a brightful tomorrow. We need to strengthen our culture, heritage and spirit of unity in diversity for character and national building. Each of us has to contribute at our best. The challenge before us is to convert an obstacle into an opportunity and to march ahead for success from unnatural & unskilled to skilled & perfection. Sky is the limit.
In order to provide accessibility to quality education for talented children predominantly from rural areas, National Policy on Education 1986 envisaged setting up of pace setting institution one in each district of the country. Now the scheme has presently extended to 598 districts covering 28 states and 07 Union Territories.
The broad aims for establishing Navodaya Vidyalaya are to serve the objective of excellence coupled with equity, to promote national integration/ provide opportunities to the talented children to develop their full potential and to facilitate the process of school improvement within the framework, the specific objectives of this scheme are as follows:
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya as pace setting institutions were established for achieving the objectives of excellence coupled with equity and social justice. In order to achieve these objectives, it is imperative on the part of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti to evolve a process of all round development of the individuals. New program and innovative practices and activities are being organized as a part of curriculum transaction in these institutions for setting and maintaining higher standards of students performance.
To what extent these institutions are able to achieve its objectives require a constant appraisal of students learning as well as impact of instructional strategies to get the desired feedback about the pupils’ achievements and effectiveness of the instructional strategies at vidyalaya level. This is possible only when there is continuous comprehensive evaluation undertaken by teachers themselves as recommended in the National Policy on Education, especially where the students stay away from their parents in the boundaries of the vidyalaya campus.