Covey's 7 Habits for Navodaya

Many of us must have read Stephen Covey’s Habits book,  now The Government Of India is aiming to train 15,000 Teachers in 20+ (NVS) Schools in Franklin Covey Co.'s 7 Habits Program.

 

Franklin Covey Co. is a NYSE listed company, the organization announced that 20+ Navodaya Vidyalaya Schools are being taken for piloting Franklin Covey’s flagship training, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

The teachers and students from this 20+ JNV Schools in India who are participating in the pilot program are from schools within 300 miles of New Delhi. Most of the schools has around 500 students, program would train 35 teachers and 35 staff members.

 

This relatively new curriculum is taught in both English and Hindi, nine of the 20 schools will participate first in The 7 Habits training with 20 teachers from each school being trained.

 

Student missing after fight on Mobile phone

One more case of student missing is reported in Navodaya, this time in Assam's JNV Lakhimpur.

A fourteen-year-old Abhijit, a class eighth student is missing from the school, this seems to be a specific issue as he was in a fight with his classmates a day before he went missing.

The school authorities have filed FIR and search operation is underway, students says that the fight was over a mobile phone.

Sinchana to lead JNV Chess Team

A web report tells us that Sinchana Gowda,

A student of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Chikmagalur scored 9 points in 9 rounds, and secure first place in the National Jawahar Navodaya Chess Championship in under-14 girls category held at Chandigarh on September 17 and 18.

Sinchana will now proudly lead the Jawahar Navodaya team in the National School Games.

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One more suicide in JNV

What could be an alarming level of stress and harassment from school authorities, Sahil Kumar, a Class IX student from JNV Lucknow committed suicide on Monday.

Sahil hanged himself in a classroom on Monday after he was reportedly harassed for leaving the boarding school without permission.

On Sunday, Sahil and five other went out of school without permission, when caught they were asked to write a note, saying they will never do such action again!
One such note was found from Sahi'ls possession.

Sahil's father had filed an FIR against 2 teachers and the Vice-Principal, it is believed that this trio's harassment drove the student to commit suicide.

Tortured JNV Students fled the school

31 students of Class 10 of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) at Kauni in Faridkot district decided to fled in the prime phase of their educational phase, in class 10.

Students alleged brutality and harassment by the school authorities, these students walked barefoot around 32 km to nearest railway station.

Student also complained of un-hygienic conditions back in school and provided poor quality of food. JNV authorities later arrived to take custody of the kids.

Teachers Day - Block-grant to observe Black Day

Across all Navodayas in India, many Block-grant teachers will observe black day today on5th September, celebrated as Teachers Day.

Total teachers to observe black day will exceed 1Lakh, counting only KV and Navodaya teachers. Teachers are demanding immediate implementation of Modified Assured Career Scheme (MACP) and up-gradation of pay and other allowances.

Students Flee JNV, Chinese delegation visit etc.

A couple of days back, 53 students from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in Gurdaspur did something that prompted authority and government to sit up and take notice.

The students fled the school and took shelter in a gurdwara, have now returned to the school. Though authorities feel that there was no such need of aggression, most of those who studied or seen the school will not say so.

School authorities are now claiming that the students were to blame for this dibacle, few officers at JNV's office in chandigarh says that this started as a result of a tussle between class XI and class X. A teacher intervened and said that he will call parents of the respective students, which scared the childrens, they got together and escaped.

When the local tehsildar and the DSP went to bring them back, the students first asked for an assurance that their parents will not be updated about this.

School is not working on a damage control, and recently started sending yoga and meditation experts to schools and have also tied up with an NGO named Sixth Sense.
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Now, on a better note, a Chinese delegation visited Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Lakkidi in Wayanad district in Karnataka.

THey got a first-hand experience of the school projects, including one to conserve rare, endemic, and threatened species of plants in the Western Ghats.

JNV Wayanad is implementing the conservation project, in association with the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, at Puthurvayal.

The delegates then interacted with the children and shared their ideas and experience on conserving the environment. The team members commended the children for their active involvement in conservation. This four-day visit was organised by OISCA International, is aimed at providing a chance to the delegates to see the activities to conserve the environment in primary schools in South India.

JNV Hyderabad - Greenest School in India

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Hyderabad is declared Greenest school in India,

The schools came first among 1,500 schools surveyed in 18 states, These schools have either public transport or eco-friendly school buses.

Schools are keeping tap on energy conservation and students are consuming minimal energy with using energy efficient equipment.

JNV begs the award along with Kendriya Vidyalaya, Uppal, and Kendriya Vidyalaya Delhi, Vigyan Vihar and Salwan Public School. These awards were organised by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an NGO.

JNV: rs 9600 for school leaving certificate

Sometimes, Vision of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya as a school for gifted and talented children is missed amidst bureaucracy and rules.

A poor but meritorious student was asked to pay Rs 9,600 when the student asked for his school leaving certificate (SLC).Chandrasekhar Sahu, recently completed XIIth and he is a son of a daily-wage earner in Orissa, The school authorities asked him to pay a fee of Rs 9,600 for "Navodaya Vikas Nidhi", a development fund for the school.

As the student could not pay the amount, authorities refused to release his SLC until the payment was made.Chandrasekhar has topped in the Plus II CBSE examination in the Orissa zone by securing 95% marks and now aspires to be a doctor, but his dreams cant get realised if a doesn't gets the SLC from JNV school.

Principal Das of JNV said that the Chandrasekhar has not paid the fees (monthly 200 Rs.) for four years, as a result of which he was asked to pay a sum of Rs 9,600, only BPL, SC or ST are exempted from paying these fees, Chandrasekhar belongs to other backward caste (OBC).Chandrasekhar, then approached district collector for help.

While school administration was adamant on demand and refused to waive off the fee, the district collector, Dey, promised to pay the fees.

JNV Exams on July 10th

Come July 10th and many aspiring talent will appear in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) entrance exam through out India.

The exams were delayed by almost 6 months, waiting for the conclusion of exemption from a Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education that prohibits screening tests for admission to schools.

Later this year JNVs, along with KVs and Sainik Schools were bought under a special category, and exempted from the mandate of the Act.

CBSE X results : JNV topped Delhi region

CBSE Class X results are out, and as usual Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has topped the chart again,

 

In Delhi region, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya registered an impressive 99.36% pass percentage, second rank was by Kendriya Vidyalayas with 99.16%.  more results are awaited…

 

Dakshana Foundation - Helping Navodians Achieve their true potential

Bengaluru based Dakshana Foundation has announced results for its third batch of JNV Dakshana Scholars, the batch came through with flying colours achieved exceeds expectations results.

 

Out of 50 Dakshana Scholars in the batch, 37 qualified in the IIT-JEE merit list , an impressive 74% success rate, in earlier years the rate was mere 21-31%.

 

This two years free education by Dakshana foundation provided at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) Bengaluru by using classroom lectures.

 

Dakshana’s topper secured an IIT-JEE All-India ST rank of 15. His mother is illiterate and his father is retired with a monthly pension of Rs. 3000, Dakshana’s second rank scholar secured an IIT-JEE All-India ST rank of 18, with five siblings and a single impoverished father (his mother passed away) barely eking out Rs. 1000 a month as a farmer.

 

Dakshana’s coaching partner, T.I.M.E., at JNV Bengaluru, teaches scholars with intensively coaching techniques. The Dakshana foundation has a strong relationship and MoU with the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) whereby Dakshana screens and selects the most promising JNV students for intensive preparation and coaching for the IIT-JEE.

 

The 593 JNVs nationwide graduate over 30,000 students every year. Historically, only a small handful of them have made it to IIT. The Dakshana-JNV partnership is all about creating a level playing field where brilliant students from rural, impoverished families can reach their full potential.

 

For list of Dakshana Scholars check http://www.dakshana.org  

 

Dakshana is focused on providing world-class education opportunities for exceptionally gifted children from impoverished backgrounds in India.

Every Dakshana Scholar who gets a world-class education successfully breaks the shackles of poverty for his entire family - forever.

 

More navodians cracking IIT, Thanks to Bhabha Super 35

The various Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are breaking records and setting new benchmark in education each year, whats more promising is that these students, are from poor family and can acquire the platform which no other institute can provide.

Recent it was revealed that 24 students of Bhabha Super-35 (which functions like Bihar's Super 30) cracked the prestigious Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) out of a batch of 35, most of whom had studied at a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.

Bhabha Super 35's students are taught the basics of maths, science and chemistry. This platform helps students crack the JEE.

In fact, few of the tutors in Bhabha Super 35 are JNV Alumni, these students attributed their success to the teachers of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.

These students from various background where their parents are mostly daily wage labours, farmers or a normal earning peasants, have made their parents and families proud.

Recently, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas topped the CBSE 12th chart with around 97-98%.

JNV Topped CBSE 12th Results

Students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya again topped the chat, with impressive 96.89 per cent of them passing the CBSE 2011 12th exam.

The pass percentage of schools under Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan stood at 93.38. The pass percentage of government schools stood at 83.98 and Government aided schools at 79.54. The pass percentage of private schools stood at 45.41 per cent.

This year, over 81 per cent students cleared the Class XII examinations and girls once again outshining the boys.

Girls pass percentage was 86.93 as compared to that of boys at 77.83 per cent.

Food Poisoning at JNV Borkhadi

Around 150 students were affected by food poisoning yesterday,
After yesterday's dinner many complaint of vomit and diarrhea , around eight students and a teacher were admitted to hospital, Vyara town health officials have rushed to school with staff and started treating all affected.

It is to note that like most of the navodaya's, JNV Borkhadi as cleaning issues, the school water tank has not been cleaned for a long time, all the waste is dumped just in front of the school, Vyara administrative officials are now working hard to get all this sorted.

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