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CBSE announces the launch of a Gender Sensitization Manual at its Workshop

In the wake of recent incident in the national capital, the
Central Board of Secondary Education announced formulation of a Gender
Sensitization Manual at its Values Education Master Trainers Workshop held
today.

CBSE has taken its Values Education initiative forward by
holding a fun-filled workshop to help principals, from across the nation,
understand the Values Education kit better.

The workshop saw 140 principals and teachers from all over
the country coming together to be trained in the implementation of the Values
Education kit in daily school curriculum and its utilization in various
subjects.

The workshop saw Amita Vattal, Principal, Springdale School
conducting various activities with the principals in order to help them train
teachers in each of their schools.

Dr. Sadhana Parashar, Director-Training and Academics, CBSE
expressed immense pleasure at the enthusiasm of teachers to be catalysts and
facilitators in the process of inculcating Values in students. She added, “We
at CBSE are passionate about Values and hence the Values Education kit. We also
feel very disturbed about the recent incidents that have taken place in the
last month. CBSE has always been supportive of the cause of gender equality and
human rights. Therefore, we have now decided to structuralize this effort in
the form of the Gender Sensitization Manual, which will help to imbibe gender
understanding, equality and sensitivity amongst students in their formative
years. This will also help them understand Human Rights better.”

The Gender Sensitization Manual proposed to be launched in
the month of March, is to be formulated with the help of schools pooling in
ideas to create a conducive understanding of the issue.

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