Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Vechoochira, Pathanamthitta was born in 1986 and the first batch came out in 1993. Despite the greenery, terrain and climatic conditions all Navodayas around India look alike as if they were all separated at birth; Cream colored two storey buildings, an asbestos roofed Multi Purpose Hall and on the entrance gate written in navy blue – “Come in to Learn and Go out to Serve”.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya a group of educational institutions managed by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samithi works under the auspices of Human Resources Development Department, Government of India. Established in 1985, Navodaya is the brain child of then Prime Minister late Mr. Rajiv Gandhi and the then Human Resources Minister late Mr. P.V.Narasimha Rao. In a nut shell, Navodaya was born as a remedial measure to uplift the education standard in rural India which was highlighted in a White Paper that was prepared during Mr. Rajiv Gandhi’s Prime Ministership. Inspired from Indian “Gurukula Sambradaya” and modeled on Anglo Saxon residential schools, today there are around 557 such schools around India rendering quality education to children from rural India. Originally called as Navodaya Vidyalaya, it was renamed as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya to commemorate the birth centenary of Jawahar Lal Nehru the first Prime Minister of India.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya follows the Central Board of Secondary Education curriculum and adopts a three language formula giving equal importance to English, Mother tongue and National language.
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