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‘Identify talent in children’

Staff Correspondent

Experts’ views on ‘Nali-Kali’sought

DHARWAD: Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri has urged teachers to effectively use various educational programmes to identify and encourage talent among children and provide value-based education to them.

He was speaking after inaugurating a district-level “Education Conference” organised by the Karnataka Rajya Prathamika Shala Shikshakara Sangha here on Monday.

Teachers should teach students to lead a life of discipline, cleanliness and honesty which in turn would help them in shaping their future. Such initiatives would not only increase the mental and physical abilities, but also facilitate the overall personality development of students. The Minister said that teachers had a great role in rectifying the lacunae in the social system and should take steps to provide children-centric education.

He said the “Nali-Kali” programme initially implemented in 13,000 schools across the State had been extended to 47,000 schools from the current academic year.

He urged experts in education to give suggestions on improving the programme.

Mr. Kageri said though solutions had been found for problems being faced in the implementation of “remedial teaching”, the responsibilities of teachers had increased with the programme.

Inaugurating an exhibition on “Nali-Kali” teaching aids, Chairman of the Legislative Council Viranna Mattikatti lauded the role of teachers in personality development of children.

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