named as Sampark or Rashtra Nirman or Garv. In an office memorandum dated December 10, 2014, suggestions are being asked about the contour and also the title of the proposed scheme. As the draft guideline says, the initiative will help sensitize the senior government officers about the mind-set and aspirations of students. The interactive classes are proposed on every Tuesday and Thursday in a week.
In fact, the department of school education and literacy that comes under the HRD ministry in collaboration with DoPT have been working on the scheme, taking a cue from prime minister Narendra Modi’s address to the students on September 5, 2014 when he had said that there are many doctors, engineers and officials/civil servants who wish to volunteer to teach and interact with students in a school.
The officers are expected to address for 20 minutes followed by an interaction with the students. Presentations could be made in the form of film clips, videos, story-telling, quiz etc. Special emphasis can be laid on officers who have done a foreign posting or a foreign training.
The department of school education and literacy will create a web link on the ministry’s website where officers who wish to make a presentation can indicate their topic, choice of state, choice of school etc.