4 Sep : The Commonwealth Games are set to become a part of the school curriculum in Delhi to get city’s children involved in the event, the build-up to which has been been marred by corruption allegations and construction delays.
With less than a month to go for the Games, a programme was launched by Department of Art, Culture and Languages of the Delhi government to familiarise the children with the Games.
The initiative, ‘Shera Mera Dost’, is aimed at raising awareness about the Games online and get school students involved in the build-up to the event.
The site introduces a 45-day series of fun contests and activities in schools.
“Shera Mera Dost’ the campaign was conceptualised by team of school principals, teachers,” says Reena Ray, Principal secretary for Education, Art, Culture and Languages in the Delhi government.
She encouraged the students to log on to the microsite on Delhi Tourism website and mention one good deed of any generosity that they would have done to make a difference to Delhi.
Online facility for writing to a favourite sport star along with voicing opinions for issues in Delhi will also be among the other features available.
“Let us be good hosts and dress up your home,” Ray added.
“We will be taking up one country and each one of them will be given to a class so they can research on it and know about the country, its culture, landscape and sports-persons,” said principal of Sanskriti School, Abha Sahgal.
“This initiative will create a sense pride for the country among the children,” she added.
Chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who was present on the occasion, urged the students to come forward and participate in the campaign.