Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) came up with a new India pledge and directed it to all schools affiliated with CBSE to mark both the 70th Independence Day and 75th year of Quit India movement. CBSE has asked schools to create a passionate feeling in favor of these celebrations by giving much publicity to events which are to be conducted in schools during Independence Day.
The new pledge is to be taken at either a martyr's monument or in a place of Shaheed Smarak, to recall the martyrs of independence movement or various wars and terrorist actions since. The pledge to be taken by both students and staffs is to be organized at any between 9 and 30 August.
The purpose of this is to ensure that by 2022 India is free from poverty, corruption, terrorism, communalism, and casteism. Along with the new pledge, there are plans to conduct quiz competition for 11 and 12 classes and painting competition for junior students. The quiz competition is based on freedom struggle which will be launched in MyGov website. It will be available in https://quiz.mygov.in from Wednesday. CBSE asked schools to encourage students to take the online quiz and there will be a felicitation for school level winners.
The painting competition will be on the theme of the independence movement and it starts from 9th August till the end of the month, the participants will be from class VI to X. The best painting will be displayed in school notice board or will be published in school magazine or website. CBSE board wrote to schools that “all schools shall celebrate this occasion with an objective to create a festive and patriotic mood across the nation and a movement is created to involve every citizen of this country in the mission of realizing the vision of a New India".
The board also made a request to schools for uploading photos of conducted events on Shagun platform of the department of school education and literacy, MHRD and also in Facebook page of Ministry of Human Resource Development (https://www.facebook.com/freedom70yearsmhrd).
New India Pledge
Let us together pledge for a New India.
In 1942 our freedom fighters took a pledge of 'Quit India' and in 1947 India achieved Independence.
Let us together pledge that by 2022 we build a New India.
Let us together pledge towards a Clean India.
Let us together pledge towards a Poverty free India.
Let us together pledge towards a Corruption free India.
Let us together pledge towards a Terrorism free India.
Let Us together pledge towards a Communalism free India.
Let us together pledge towards a Casteism free India.
Together let us strive whole heartedly to accomplish this pledge for a New India.