Children University to start Shishu Vatika

New programme aims to inculcate traditional culture in kids aged between 3 and 5 to groom them with culture of real Bharat.

Gandhinagar: Children University will be inculcating Bharatiyata culture right from students’ childhoods with a ‘Shishu Vatika’ from the next academic year.

Children University Vice Chancellor Harshad Shah told First India that the motive behind the new programme is to groom children with the ethos and culture of real Bharat, which is lost in today’s cosmopolitan culture and globalization. Before the next generation gets influenced by outside forces, the University will teach about Bharat in the mother tongue to children aged between 3 and 5 years, as this is the age when children grasp concepts and retain them for their lifetimes.

The curriculum will be carved out shortly and it will be interactive, taught through illustration, songs, and short video clips.

Along with culture, books our freedom fighters and the nation’s religious texts and epics will be converted into audio and video format played for the children.

They will be also taught traditional Indian games.

The first such centre will be started in Gandhinagar and, once it is a success, the university plans to replicate this model in other parts of the state as well, the vice-chancellor added.

In addition, the university also plans to various courses for Masters of Arts, Masters of Education, MPhil in education and also a PG Diploma in school counselling.

The university is getting itself registered with the University Grants Commission under section 12(b) so that it will start getting grants for courses and faculty.