SCERT conducts Consultation meet cum Workshop

A 5 Day consultation meet cum workshop on pedagogy of mathematics and language learning at pre primary and primary stage began at SCERT on 28th January 2019. The programme is organised by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Sikkim in collaboration with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi. The objective of the programme was to help teachers devise ways and means to support students to achieve the learning outcome of students.
In the inaugural session, Prof A K Rajput from NCERT shared the overview of the programme and highlighted its significance. Director SCERT Dr Rabin Chhetri shared findings of Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) and expressed his concerns on the performance of our state. He opined that it was the combined responsibility of all the stakeholders to work as a team to improve the situation. State Project Director Samagra Shiksha Shri Bhim Thatal presented some interesting facts and examples of mathematics and language learning. He urged teachers to prepare our students for PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) test, in which the state of Sikkim will participate in 2021-22.
Deputy director SCERT Dr Shanti Ram Adhikari, who was the co-ordinator of the programme requested NCERT to help the state to design a suitable intervention programme to support students of the state to achieve the desired learning outcomes at the elementary level. Teachers teaching mathematics and english at elementary level from all the four districts and teacher educators from SCERT and DIETs participated in the programme.


The Martyrs’ Day will be observed as usual on 30th January, 2019 throughout the State with two minutes’ silence in the memory of those who gave their lives in the struggle for India’s freedom.
All work and movement including the traffic will stop exactly from 11 am to 11:02 am throughout the State. Wherever available, the commencement of and termination of two minutes’ silence period should be indicated by sound of siren. The day will be observed with due solemnity.

Jorethang School Band Team Performs at Prime Minister’s Office, Meets the Prime Minister

New Delhi, January 28, 2019: The Jorethang Senior Secondary School Band Team which won the first position in all India Inter School Band Competition in December 2018 was invited by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to participate at a function in the PMO. The band team led by Mrs Archana Gurung, Principal; Jorethang SSS/South met the Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi at his residence on January 24, 2019 in the PMO where the Prime Minister interacted with the band team during an interactive programme organised by the PMO. The Union Defence Minister and Sports Minister were also present at the function. Youths of neighbouring countries Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Bangladesh, NCC Cadets and NSS were also in the programme. The programme was for motivating the youth of the country towards a better society and qualitative human resource. The students comprising the band team were offered to perform during at the National Police Memorial Ground on January 27, 2019. The team also witnessed the 70th Republic Day parade at the Rajpath on January 26, 2019.
On the last day of their visit to New Delhi, they performed the band programme at the Rashtriya Rangshala. The team was felicitated by the Union Defence Minister Ms Nirmala Sitharaman.
The HRDD Minister Sri RB Subba has expressed his happiness and congratulated the band team for having performed during such occasion. The ACS, HRDD Sri GP Upadhyaya has also congratulated the team and has wished that they go ahead with achieving mote such accolades in the days to come. The State Project Director for Samagra Shiksha (SS) Sri Bhim Thatal has stated that the band competition, which started in 2017, is a programme sponsored by the Ministry of HRD under the Samagra Shiksha programme and that this is the second instance of such competition held so for in which Sikkim has stood second in the first year and first in the second year of the event. He further congratulated the team and has also expressed his thanks to the Principal of Jorethang SSS for preparing the students in a call of very less time of one day. The HRDD requests the school leaders and students to participate in such more programmes and competitions being held at the national level on several disciplines for which funds are available under the Samagra Shiksha. Having focused on the scholastic and holistic development of the students, Sikkim is achieving in many fronts at the national level.