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Classmate All Rounder (CAR) Embodies NEP’s Vision Across 2764 Schools, Focusing on Holistic Development

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Classmate All Rounder (CAR) Embodies NEP's Vision Across 2764 Schools, Focusing on Holistic Development

Witnesses Participation of over 4.5 lakh students across 33 cities celebrate Versatile Skill Development Beyond Academics, Nurturing Each Child’s All-Round Potential. Classmate All Rounder Scores a national percentile-based proficiency score presented to Students and Schools.

Gurugram, 24 January 2024: Classmate, India’s leading notebook brand with unmatched product quality and a strong commitment to partnering with students in their journey of learning and development, today organized the annual Classmate All Rounder National Grand Finale in Delhi. Bringing alive the Government’s New Education Policy 2020, Classmate Allrounder was conceived and designed as a multi-skill inter-school challenge and a credible accreditation platform for holistic skill development of students. In the 2023 edition, CAR was held over the last few months engaging 4.5 lakh students from 2764 schools, across 33 cities in the country.

Mr. Joseph Emmanuel, Director of Academics, CBSE, torch bearer of the National Education Policy in schools across graced the event as the chief guest. The occasion was also enriched by the presence of esteemed judges who have exhibited proficiency in diverse fields, such as Saina Nehwal (Former world no.1 Badminton player and currently training new talent), Swanand Kirkire (multi-faceted writer, actor, playback singer and 3 times National award winner) and Sangeeta Phogat (wrestler and dance show participant), who extended words of encouragement to all the finalists and winners.

Aligned with the recommendations of the National Education Policy 2020, which emphasizes experiential, discussion-based, discovery-oriented, and enjoyable education, Classmate Allrounder aims to nurture students toward versatile skill development beyond academics. The CAR Platform, a novel Intellectual Property developed by Classmate, serves as a nurturing ground for school students to showcase multiple skills including general knowledge, writing, physical fitness, group discussion, public speaking, creativity and performing arts.

The Competitions at Classmate All Rounder

The challenge consisted of competitions in these multiple skills conducted across three rounds—School, City and National Finals. After rigorous evaluation of these multiple skills, students were awarded All Rounder scores, which are national percentile-based scores. This system aims to motivate students to benchmark themselves against their peers, making the All Rounder score an aspirational achievement to include on their resumes. The programme also introduces the Star School Rating, assessing schools based on overall student participation in the All Rounder event, individual student scores and school infrastructure facilities. It encourages schools to develop comprehensive infrastructure, fostering a culture of innovation, interactive learning, flexibility, and practical application.

Speaking about CAR and the National Finale, Mr. Vikas Gupta, Chief Executive, Education and Stationary Products Business Division, ITC Ltd., said, “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the winners of the CAR Challenge, and I wish every participant an educational journey filled with self-discovery, development of well-rounded capabilities and having a fulfilling learning experience. With a focus on these new ways of learning and recognizing students for their all-round accomplishments, along with rewarding schools that prioritize holistic development, Classmate Allrounder strives to establish an ecosystem where holistic development takes precedence. Classmate is dedicated to playing a key role in bringing the vision of the National Education Policy to fruition and fostering the comprehensive growth of students across India.

“The guiding motto of Classmate is “Enjoy Learning,” and we aspire to be a constant companion in the learning journey of India’s student population. Our commitment involves close collaboration with CBSE, ICSE, state and other education boards. Classmate is dedicated to celebrating students and recognizing the unique potential within each child,” Mr. Gupta added.

Along with All Rounder, Classmate brings to life it’s motto of enjoy learning and growth of students, through its entire range of other offerings, like Origami notebooks that encourage creativity and critical thinking, augmented reality notebooks educating students on important STEM concepts in an engaging immersive format, the Interaktiv Artscape, to let students unleash the true artist in them, and the new Myclassmate app, providing engaging games for skill development & capability-building.

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