Amaravati To Be Part Of Curriculum From 2019
Amaravati: The State Government, particularly AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA), is working on a new project to incorporate Amaravati in the curriculum for students.
APCRDA is planning to assign academicians for preparing lessons on Amaravati, its history and its future, particularly after Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has identified the location and name for the new capital. This would give scope for Chandrababu Naidu’s name getting prominently etched into the minds of younger generations as the architect of new Andhra Pradesh.
It has not been decided from which classes these lessons will be incorporated. But the proposal is to get them included at the high school level, particularly for Classes VII to X, which go for public examination. Some of APCRDA officials are also thinking on extending the lessons to intermediate and bachelors’ degree levels.
The authority has approached academicians of the NCERT to prepare these lessons both in Telugu and English. The Chief Minister, who is taking personal interest in the project, has already instructed officials to dedicate a major portion of the lessons to the new capital’s planning, its designing and construction.
A series of consultations are also being held with global architects and consultants, so that the theme could be successfully passed on to future generations.
Basically, Chandrababu Naidu is planning to reach out to future potential voters though these lessons, particularly by highlighting his efforts right from selection of the area, collection of lands from farmers through pooling and designs for both the city and government buildings.
It is to be seen how these lessons will capture the imagination of younger generations by 2019, when the tenure of the current government is expected to end.