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Rajasthan: Reading news is now mandatory in schools

by RajasthanDirect
Feb 04, 2015

On Tuesday, the School Education Department of Rajasthan directed schools to earmark 20 minutes for the assembly of which five minutes should be dedicated to prayers, singing of the National Anthem and the National Song and taking the pledge; 10 minutes to yoga, Surya Namaskar and meditation, and five minutes to reading out Hindi and English dailies.

Earlier the Rajasthan Goverment makes yoga, Surya Namaskar and meditation mandatory in schools, the Rajasthan government has now directed them to devote five minutes to reading out newspapers during the morning assembly.

The order said these would help improve the academic environment in schools, and the physical and mental health of students. All the Goverment and private schools in Rajasthan have been asked to follow the directive.

News Source:- http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/reading-news-mandatory-in-rajasthan-schools/article6853817.ece

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