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Delhi Government launches Entrepreneurship Curriculum

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The government on Wednesday launched the Curriculum for students of class 9 to 12 with announcing a grant entrepreneurial seed money for students.

The government will provide school children of 11th and 12th standards with entrepreneurial seed money of Rs 1,000, and Rs 5,000 to college students.

"The cost of this scheme - approximately Rs 40 to Rs 50 crore - will be allocated by the government in the next financial year onwards," the government said in a statement.

The curriculum was launched by Sisodia in the presence of Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, of MDH Spices, Binny Bansal, co-of Flipkart, and Krishna Yadav, of Shri Krishna Pickles, who narrated their inspirational success stories at the here.

Developed by the (SCERT), the curriculum will be implemented in government schools of Delhi from classes 9 to 12 and will build awareness and knowledge of various aspects of among the students.

"This curriculum will inspire students through various entrepreneurial stories, case studies and many mindfulness activities and approaches. It focuses on imparting the personality and character traits of successful entrepreneurs other than the aspects of entrepreneurship," the government said.

Calling it a great step, Sisodia, who is also the Delhi Minister, said by launching the Curriculum Framework, the has set an example for the entire world.

"This curriculum will solve the employment issues in the country, and enable the schools in Delhi to become the best among the world," Sisodia said.

He added that the framework will bring about a "paradigm shift" in the system.

While acknowledging the limitations of the government in providing jobs for all, Sisodia said that "by promoting entrepreneurship a viable solution to the problem can be anticipated".

The Curriculum will be launched in about 20 schools in April as a pilot project and the full-fledged launch will be done in all schools in July.

After the launch of the Happiness Curriculum in July 2018, the Entrepreneurship Curriculum is the second such innovative measure in curricular reforms taken by the



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 21:00 IST