JAMMU: SCERT J&K , Jammu Division today launched “Kathashilp” -a weekly series of online story-telling sessions for children in the age group of 3 to 9 years under NIPUN BHARAT (National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy) – a National Mission of Union Ministry of Education started to ensure that every Grade 3 child in the country necessarily attains foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN) by the end of 2026-27.

Programme has been launched by Population Education, Girl Education ,ECCE and Education for All Wings of SCERT J&K, Jammu Division in collaboration with Eduweave Foundation.

The event was inaugurated by Surinder Kumar, Joint Director SCERT-JK Jammu Division.

Dr.Mukul Priyadarshini, Head, DEE, Miranda House, University of Delhi was Guest of honour, while Amita Kaushik was special guest on the occasion.

Through this initiative, children (5-9yrs) would be introduced to the magic of stories through different story telling techniques using props, puppets, gestures and voice modulations.

The key objectives of this program are-achieving one of the fundamental goals of NIPUN BHARAT i.e Effective Communication (EC) to make “children effective communicators”; Strengthening foundational literacy skills among students of 5 to 9 years of age by using story-telling method as a pedagogical tool; Enabling children to become motivated, independent, and engaged readers and writers with comprehension possessing sustainable reading and writing skills.

These story sessions would involve a lot of literacy activities and follow up tasks for enhancing basic reading, writing and listening skills of children.

Starting from today, a 45 minutes story session will now be conducted every Saturday for students of age 3 to 9 drawn from all districts of Jammu Division by expert story narrators from Eduweave foundation & students of Miranda House ,University of Delhi

The program is being coordinated by Deepak Sharma, Sr. Academic Officer SCERT-J&K under Expert committee comprising Jaswinder Kour and other wing members. Technical Co-ordination was provided by Akash Khajuria.


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