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J&K team shines at AEP Role Play Competition

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JAMMU DECEMBER 10: In a major achievement, the Jammu & Kashmir State created history under Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) by securing first position for the first time in Role Play Competition at National Level at NCERT, New Delhi. This magic was created by the students of GMS, Lehnu, Zone Tikri, District Udhampur under the guidance of Rohit Magotra.

The team had recently qualified for the National Level by winning State Level competition held recently at Jammu. The teams from all the States, Union Territories and RIEs of the Country participated in this category.

The themes covered under this competition were Charms and Challenges of Adolescence, Healthy Relationship amongst Adolescence, Substance/ Drug Abuse, HIV/ AIDS- Stigmatization, Gender Equality, Beti Bachao - Beti Padhawo, Protection of Environment, Removal of Female Foeticide and Care & Respect for Elders.

The other team from J & K namely GGHSS, Nowabad, Jammu also participated in National Level Folk Song/ Dance Competition under the guidance of   Poonam Gupta.

Virtually, Adolescence Education Program is being run by J&K State BOSE, implemented and sponsored by NCERT, New Delhi under the guidance, supervision and leadership of Prof. Veena Pandita, Chairperson/ Patron, JKBOSE,  Riyaz Ahmad   Secretary/ Honarary Director, JK BOSE, Dr. Farooq Ahmed Peer, Director/ State Project Director, Dr. Yasir Hamid Sirwal, Assistant Director/ State Project Coordinator.

On this occasion Dr. Hrushikesh Senapaty, Director NCERT, New Delhi was the Chief Guest who vehemently highlighted the importance of Adolescence Education in the present contemporary era and said that the adolescents see the challenges before them in fresh ways and are responding with enthusiasm and imagination.

Besides, Major Harsh Kumar, Joint Director/Secretary, NCERT, who was the Guest of Honour, in his thought provoking speech, said that the world clearly needs the energy, participation and skills of adolescents.

Prof. Saroj Yadav, Dean Academics and National Project Coordinator NAEP, thoroughly inspired the participants with her matured perceptions and thought provoking speech on adolescence education and appreciated the remarkable efforts of J&K State BOSE for taking this program to the new heights.

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