CBSE launches student handbook on handicrafts for Classes 6 to 8

CBSE has launched the handbook in collaboration with Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council.

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Team Careers360 | Jun 26, 2021 - 1:58 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), on Saturday, launched a student handbook on handicrafts for Classes 6 to 8.

The handbook was launched in collaboration with Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council (HCSSC), an organisation formed in the public-private partnership model with the Government of India.

The handbook contains two skill development modules on paper mache and fashion jewelry.

“CBSE offers ‘Handicrafts’ as a Skill Module of 12-hours duration in Classes 6 to 8. This skill module on ‘Handicrafts’ is focused on practical activities and will give hands-on learning experience to the students. This Handbook will cover two modules, Paper Mache and Fashion Jewelry,” said CBSE, in a statement.

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CBSE also said that it has used only recycled materials in the practical activities given in the handbook. It said that the handbook will help in creating “awareness about the rich cultural heritage and traditions of India”.

“I appreciate the efforts of the academic wing of HCSSC for developing this handbook for the students and do hope that this module shall help in creating awareness about the rich cultural heritage and traditions of India as has also been envisioned in the NEP-2020. I also hope that such courses will help to build an entrepreneurial mindset amongst students at a young age.” said Manoj Ahuja, CBSE chairperson, in the statement..

The handbook is available on the cbse website, cbseacademic.nic.in.

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