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Why is it in the news?

  • The Ministry of Education has launched the ‘Prerana’ program, a week-long residential initiative targeting students in classes IX to XII.

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  • The program takes place in Vadnagar, district Mehsana, Gujarat, at a Vernacular School established in 1888. Vadnagar is one of the oldest living cities in India.
  • Each week, a batch of 20 students, consisting of 10 boys and 10 girls, is selected from different parts of the country to attend the program.
  • PRERANA adopts an experiential and inspirational learning approach that integrates heritage with innovation, incorporating cutting-edge technology.

The program includes various activities aimed at holistic development:

  • Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation sessions to promote physical and mental well-being.
  • Experiential learning and thematic sessions to enhance practical knowledge.
  • Hands-on interesting learning activities to engage participants in a creative and immersive learning experience.

PRERANA is structured around nine key themes, each emphasizing specific values and qualities:

  • Swabhiman and Vinay
  • Shaurya and Sahas
  • Parishram and Samarpan
  • Karuna and Sewa
  • Vividhta and Ekta
  • Satyanishtha and Shuchita
  • Navachar and Jigyasa
  • Shraddha and Vishwas
  • Swatantrata and Kartavya

Purpose and Objectives:

  • The primary goal of the program is to provide a meaningful, unique, and inspiring experience to participants.
  • Empower students with leadership qualities, fostering a sense of responsibility.
  • Inspire the youth and instil respect for India’s unity in diversity.
  • Contribute to shaping the youth as torchbearers for a developed India, embodying the philosophy of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (the world is one family).

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