VIJAYAWADA: The State education department has come up with an initiative to bring down the stress levels of students by creating culture clubs and encouraging the students to take part in artistic activities. The groups will be organising cultural activities weekly or monthly in schools and Intermediate colleges and students will have to take part in them.
Initially, the officials are planning to form the clubs in some schools and junior Intermediate colleges of all districts before implementing the same across the State. These clubs will have an in-charge to monitor whether students are taking part in activities or not. As part of the activities, social issues will be taken up and plays, skits, dance on the topic’s theme will be performed.
In the first phase of the initiative, 1,300 institutions will be covered. The rest of the institutions are expected to be covered next year. “We want to encourage the budding artists,” a senior official of school education department said.