More on Ummid: International l National Regional l Politics Business Religion l History l Culture l Education

 

 

India's first 'Talking Pen' launched at World Book Fair

Aamir, Shah Rukh '2 Idiots': Shiv Sena

BHEL, MPPGCL float JVC for setting up Supercritical Thermal Power Proje

11 convicted, 17 acquitted in Kandhamal riot case

Thousands took part in march to protest attack on Mysore church

Shah Rukh deserves Nishaan-E-Pakistan: Bal Thackeray

PFIís National Reservation Campaign Kick-off at Pune on Jan. 31

Look up, see the biggest, brightest moon tonight

 

Jamia Mohammadia: Islamic and Modern studies rule here with equal power: Mansoora, as this campus was named by its founders, is not only an education .....Read Full

'New college building for Mansoora girls, a Republic Day gift'

Govt. should stop playing game with Muslims: On the way to MGM ground in Aurangabad on January 28 yesterday where a rally was organised to press the government ....Read Full

Freedom fighter in Bihar leads a desolate life

   

Mahatma Gandhi remains big draw - 62 years after death: More than six decades have passed since Mahatma Gandhi was killed, but his philosophy and thoughts continue to ....Read Full

Muslim, Sikh, South Asian leaders demand end to racial profiling: Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian American community leaders have raised the issue of racial, ethnic and religious profiling ....Read Full

Role of Urdu in National Integration commendable: RK Deore: Dr. RK Deore - Dean of Arts Faculty, University of Pune while inaugurating the All Maharashtra Elocution Competition ....Read Full

CSE - Coaching Academy at MANUU inaugurated: "Civil Services Examination is not an ordinary or routine exam. If the candidate is successful than he will be making a major contribution  ....Read Full

   

 

Learn from Islamic banking success stories: Rahman Khan: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K. Rahman Khan Wednesday said India can learn from the innumerable success stories .....Read Full

Scheme for empowering women from minority communities: In an effort to help women from minority communities make better use of government programmes .....Read Full

Isnít Hindi the national language? Petitioner to approach apex court: His plea may have been rejected by the Gujarat High Court but agriculturist Suresh Kachchadia believes he has managed to put the ....Read Full

Cultural events in Delhi to spread message of National Integration: Even as the country showcased its military might and cultural diversity ....Read Full

Tricolor hoisted at Hubli Eid-gah amid tight security: Commissioner of the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation P.S. Vastrad hoisted the national flag at the Eid-gah Maidan here on Tuesday amid tight ....Read Full

Farha, Kirmani felt great watching R-Day Parade from Prime Minister's box: Watching Republic Day parade from the Prime Minister's box on January ....Read Full

   

 

 

Sibal defends scrapping of Class 10 boards

 

Sunday, January 31, 2010 10:24:00 AM, IANS

Sibal asks states to submit their vision report on higher education: Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday asked all state governments to provide a detailed report of their objectives in the field of higher education by 2020 within a three month deadline. .....Read Full

New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Saturday justified the scrapping of the Class 10 board examination, saying the government was trying to evolve a system where a child's performance is tested in a wholesome manner and not just from books.

 

"To ascertain the performance of the child, he or she must go through a continuous process, spread the breadth of the horizon of knowledge and move beyond text books, he said here after inaugurating the 19th World Book Fair at the Pragati Maidan here.

 

The minister was replying to a question posed by his former teacher and historian Irfan Habib that he could not understand why the Class 10 board examination was done away with.

 

Sibal said: As a boy, I was brought up on the knowledge found not in text books but far beyond it - to allow continuous discourse to take place in my mind.

 

"Knowledge is a form of communication and a child must absorb it and challenge it. And books are a form of understanding that plethora of knowledge", he said.

 

The senior government leader said that whenever we talk of universities, we talk about engineering colleges, medical colleges and science universities.

 

"But what India really needs is the world class liberal art university, which has nothing to do with science, but focuses on social sciences, developmental economics, English literature, History and contemporary issues that confront the country", he added.

 

The nine-day day book fair, organised by the National Book Trust (NBT), has 35 foreign publishers exhibiting books from 15 countries.

 

Spread over an area of 42,000 square metres, the fair has 2,400 stalls and 1,199 participants, besides representation from international bodies like the ILO, WHO and the Unesco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

  Comment on this article

Name:
E-mail Address:
Write here...
     
     
 

 
 
 

Ummid.com: Home | Contact Us | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | About Us | Feedback

Ummid Business: Advertise with us | Careers | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and condition mentioned.