Prerana: An Experiential Learning Program

News Excerpt:

The Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education, has launched ‘Prerana: An Experiential Learning program’.


  • Objective:
    • It aims to provide participants with a unique, inspiring experience, foster leadership qualities, and integrate Indian education system principles with value-based education, a key component of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • Target students:
    • Prerana is a week-long residential program for selected classes IX to XII students.
      • A batch of 20 selected students (10 boys and 10 girls) from various parts of the country will attend the program every week.
  • Venue:
    • The Prerana program will run from a Vernacular School, established in 1888, in one of the oldest living cities of India, Vadnagar, district Mehsana, Gujarat. (home to ancient heritage sites and monuments inhabited since the early historic period)
    • The program aligns with the principles and ideals of the Prime Minister of India, who is an alumnus of the school.
  • Themes:
    • The curriculum of Prerana School prepared by IIT Gandhi Nagar is rooted in nine value-based themes:
      • Swabhiman and Vinay, Shaurya and Sahas, Parishram and Samarpan, Karuna and Sewa, Vividhta and Ekta, Satyanishtha and Shuchita, Navachar and Jigyasa, Shraddha aur Vishwas and Swatantrata and Kartavya.
    • It will inspire the youth and foster respect for Bharat's unity in diversity, embodying the spirit of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam", and will contribute by making the youth of today a flame holder for Viksit Bharat.
  • Schedule:
    • The day-wise program schedule will feature yoga, mindfulness, and meditation sessions, followed by experiential learning, thematic sessions, and hands-on interesting learning activities.
    • Evening activities will include visits to ancient and heritage sites, inspirational film screenings, mission life creative activities, talent shows, etc., ensuring a holistic learning approach.
    • Students will also engage in diverse activities, embracing indigenous knowledge systems, the latest State-of-the-art technologies, and learning from inspirational personalities.
  • Registration and Selection:
    • Students can register through the portal.
    • The registered applicants will undergo a selection process as prescribed on the portal.
    • Applicants can also join the selection procedure conducted at the School/block level on designated ‘Prerana Utsav’ day.
    • Upon selection, the 20 participants (10 boys and 10 girls) will attend the Prerana program.


After the program, the participants will carry the ethos of Prerana into their respective communities,  become change makers and spark positive change to inspire others.

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