Iconic entrepreneurs – Padmabhushan Mahashay Dharampal Gulati and Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia launch Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework in Government Schools for Classes IX to XII.
Ø “This curriculum will unleash the inner potential of the child and set an example in the nation to empower our students with human facets and mindsets to make them future ready”- Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal
Ø Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework focuses on imparting the personality and character traits of successful entrepreneurs, than sheer business aspects of entrepreneurship.
Ø Deputy Chief Minister announces to grant Entrepreneurial seed money worth Rs. 1000 for school students for class 11th and 12th and Rs. 5000 for college students from the next year onwards.
Ø If, the youth of this country and learns entrepreneurship and becomes job givers rather than job seekers, one day India will become superpower in the world- Chief Secretary, Shri Vijay Dev
The iconic entrepreneur and businessman Padmabhushan Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, Founder of MDH Spices and Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Sh. Manish Sisodia today launched the Delhi government’s path-breaking Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework for government schools, in the Capital, in a function organized by SCERT in the presence of Chief Secretary Delhi, Shri Vijay Dev, co-founder of Flipkart, Binny Bansal, Krishna Yadav founder of Shri Krishna Pickles at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, New Delhi.
This is the second innovative measure in curricular reforms taken by the Government of Delhi, after the launch of Happiness Curriculum in July 2018.
The Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework was developed by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT). It will be implemented the government school of Delhi from classes IX to XII and will build awareness and knowledge of various aspects entrepreneurship 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 business aspects of entrepreneurship.
Padmabhushan Mahashay Shri Dharampal Gulati, Binny Bansal and Krishna Yadav narrated their inspirational success stories, as they had humble beginning and faced enormous difficulties on their way to envious success. All of them were optimistic about the scope of the newly launched Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum, in instilling entrepreneurial skills and values in the minds of the younger generation. Bansal, co-founder of Flipkart hoped that this initiative will be instrumental in changing the mindset of students towards entrepreneurship, and making the students job makers than job seekers.
Shri Sisodia said, “By launching the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework, Delhi government set an example for the entire world”, He Said “This curriculum will solve the employment issues in the country, and enable the schools in Delhi to become the best among the world”.
“The Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework will invariably bring about a paradigm shift in the education system in the way students explore and learn and in the manner teachers facilitate and guide these exploratory processes”, Shri Sisodia added.
He congratulated everyone who worked hard to materialize this landmark initiative, specially mentioning the team members behind this ambitious project and solicited ideas and contributions from various stakeholders.
While acknowledging the limitations of the governments to provide jobs for all, Shri Sisodia anticipated a viable solution in this regard, by promoting entrepreneurship and creating visionary entrepreneurs. “Nation’s economy is not built by job seekers but by job providers”, he asserted. Also, he emphasized that entrepreneurial mindset is required for all professionals to be successful in their career. “Success stories of various professionals and public servants testify it”, he said.
Shri Sisodia announced that Delhi government will give entrepreneurial seed money worth Rs. 1000 for school children of 11th and 12th standard and Rs. 5000 to college students. The cost of this scheme – approximately 40 – 50 crore will be allocated by the Delhi government in the next financial year onwards.
Shri Vijay Kumar Dev, Chief Secretary of Delhi, said that entrepreneurial mindset will enable the students to dream big and pursue actual entrepreneurial initiatives, while addressing the event. He said that righteousness is must for achieving the goal in life for becoming self reliant. He further said that if, the youth of this country and learns entrepreneurship and becomes job givers rather than job seekers, one day India will become superpower in the world.
“This curriculum will unleash the inner potential of the child and set an example in the nation to empower our students with human facets and mindsets to make them future ready” reads a message by Shri Arvind Kejriwal in the curricular framework document, released by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT).