Education Minister launches comic textbook on Environmental Studies

Education Minister launches comic textbook on Environmental Studies

Written By: / Monday, 21 October 2019 18:07

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Imphal, Oct. 21

Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam launched the Comic Textbook on Environmental Studies for Class III at the Conference Hall, Samagra Shiksha, Manipur, Babupara.

The Minister said that the Comic Textbook is the first of its kind in the State. The main purpose for the initiative is to create an easy learning teaching process, enabling the children to learn with ease and efficiency. With the support of SCERT, Writers and Cartoonist of NE Brothers Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, Samagra Shiksha, Manipur, Department of Education (S), as an implementing society took up this initiative of developing the comic version of textbooks.

Th. Radheshyam said that through ideas and analysis of the officials of the Department of Education – S, the initiative to implement the comic textbook is being carried out on trial basis. Examination will be conducted for those students who are prescribed with the textbook to study the effect and the impact of the Comic Textbook. He made an appealed to the ZEOs and teachers present to conduct the exam in a free and fair manner.

He further expressed that if the impact of the comic textbook is positive then the textbook will be implemented to students of up-to Class VIII. Better picture representation of contents will make the learning process more interesting and increase their creativity, he added.

Commissioner, Education (S), T. Ranjit Singh expressed his hope that the comic textbook will attract the attention of the students and help them in gaining knowledge. The comic textbook being carried out on trial basis is intended to bring inclusive ideas to lessen the learning burden of the young children. He also sought suggestions for the innovative idea and also welcomed feedbacks from all stakeholders.

Director, Education – S, & State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, Manipur, Shri Thokchom Kirankumar, highlighted the importance of the initiative of the Comic Textbook for Environmental Studies, Class III. He said that each story in the comic textbook focuses on the concepts given in the textbooks. The ideas of Comic Textbooks have been conceived to bridge the shortcomings in curriculum, quality of textbooks, shortages of teachers, among others. 

He elaborated that efforts were made to formulate the lessons matching with the concepts in the RTE, 2017 “Learning Outcome” document. The merge of lessons with interrelated concepts has enabled in reducing the numbers of lessons in the EVS Class III textbooks. Utmost care has also been taken to relate the stories to the culture and tradition of different communities in Manipur and is reflected in the book.

Concerned officials of the Department of Education (S), ZEOs and teachers attended the programme. The Comic Textbook developers were also felicitated during the programme.

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