Observation of Students’ Week 2024, Guidelines for observation of Students’ Week from 2nd. to 07th. January 2024, the week long programmes would be celebrated at every School, SSK, MSK, College, Educational Institute and University level.
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Notification for observation of Students’ Week

The Principal Secretary to the Government of West Bengal
School Education Department & Higher Education Department
Memo No.303/Admn/83/M&D/PBSSM Date: 19.12.2023
Guidelines for observation of Students’ Week from 02.01.2024 to 08.01.2024
Madam/Sir,
You are aware that the competent authority has decided to observe the Students’ Week throughout the State from 02.01.2024 to 08.01.2024. The guideline of activities and programme to be followed week long, by the Schools, Colleges, Educational Institutions, Universities ad District HQ is attached herewith for your ready reference.
You are requested to kindly take all necessary initiatives so that the week long programmes may be observed with due prominence at all the levels.
This is issued with the approval of competent authority of School Education Department.
Enclosure:
Guideline on Students’ Week 2024
Yours faithfully
Sd/-Principal Secretary to the Government of West Bengal
School Education Department & Higher Education Department
Date: 19.12.2023
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Students’ Week 2024 in Primary Schools 

The Deputy Secretary, WBBPE
No. 2369(48)/WBBPE/2023  Date: 22.12.2023
Request to circulate the guidelines for observation of Students’ Week from  
2nd January 2024 to 8th January 2024 in the Primary Schools under your control
Ref: 303/Admn/83/M&D/PBSSM Date: 19.12.2023
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Sir/Madam,
With reference to the above I am directed to forward you the guidelines for observation of Students’ Week from 2nd January 2024 to 8th January 2024 issued by the Principal Secretary to the Government of West Bengal, School Education and Higher Education Department under Memo No. 303/Admn/83/M&D/PBSSM dated 19.12.2023.
I am further directed to request you to do the needful so that the mandate of the SED in this regard is strictly observed.
Your kind co-operation is highly solicited.
Thanking you, 
Sd/- Dr. Partha Karmakar,WBSE
Deputy Secretary
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Guideline for organising of Students’ Week 

From 2nd to 8th January 2024
Students’ Week would be observed in a befitting manner throughout the State from 02.01.2024 to 08.01.2024, as planned by the School Education Department. The programme would be celebrated at every School, SSK, MSK, College/ Educational Institute and University level. Similarly, the programme shall also be held at District level. The week shall focus on awareness of the students regarding different beneficial schemes implemented by the State Government, facilitating and mobilizing beneficiaries of Student Credit Card scheme, Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship, Aikyashree, Pre and Post Metric Scholarship, distribution of Text Books and Subheccha Batra of HCM, initiation of different activities/ policies as approved by SED and other cultural activities as mentioned below.

1. Committee formation

In order to celebrate the week long programme in a befitting manner, the District Magistrate shall lead the initiatives and engage each stake holders to ensure smooth and successful implementation of the week long programme. Additional District Magistrate (Education), all district and sub district level education officers will leave no stone unturned to ensure its success.

2.Tentative Schedule

  • Cleaning and sanitation of Schools /SSK/MSK/Colleges/ Educational Institutions/ Universities to be done by 30.12.2023.
  • The week long programme at School / College /University level will be held from 02.01.2024 to 08.01.2024, the Programme will be tentatively for 2 hours each day (Preferably from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm or as per convenience of the authority of the Education Institution). 
  • At school level, on the first day, the Head of the Institution (HOI) may conduct the assembly in open air or in the Assembly Hall. The HOI will extend his acknowledgment and best wishes to the students on successfully graduating to their new classes. She/ he shall also brief the students in general, about the heritage of the school, and of the week long celebration ahead and the introduction of new policies of SED.
  • In this assembly, the HOI will also take the opportunity to highlight any noteworthy accomplishments of students either in the school or beyond.
  • In respective classes, the teachers will deliver the tentative schedule of week long celebration and introduction of the class specific new activities which is to be implemented. She/ he shall also speak importance of maintenance of personal hygiene, sanitization, hand washing.
  • The Shubheccha Barta of Hon’ble Chief Minister along-with school Text Books and khatas will be distributed among students.
  • PTM shall be preferably held on 02.01.2024, discussing the week long schedule of Students’ Week celebration and specifically the introduction of new policies of SED.
  • On the other days of the week, there may be an interactive session, intra school events and cultural activities by the students and teachers. Different activities as given below may be planned throughout the week by the HOI and the Nodal Teacher designated for observation of Students’ Week.
  • Each day the programme may conclude with singing of the National Anthem by both students and the Teachers.
  • At College/ University level, similar programme as enlisted below shall be held as determined by the appropriate authority of the said College/ University/ Educational Institute.

3. Programmes at- A. School /SSK/ MSK Level

I. Elementary :
The Students week may be celebrated with the following activities:
  • Distribution of Subheccha Barta of HCM to the Students
  • Distribution of Certificate / Mark-sheet for graduation ceremony
  • Distribution of Text Books and Khatas to the guardians
  • Distribution of Braille and Large print books to CWSN students who are in need.
  • Meeting with guardians and discussing with them regarding the ongoing activities that are implemented in schools, methods of enhancing reading habits of students, facilitating home based learning etc.
  • Organising cleanliness drive in school
  • Activities to be taken up under Clusters (horizontal and vertical) like:
Reading, Writing, Math, Story-telling competitions
Workshops for teachers
Exposure visits
Food festival
TLM making by teachers
  • Co-curricular activities like 
Poster making
Planting saplings
Debates/elocution
Nature studies
Know your ‘Para’ 
STEM exhibitions
Quiz competitions
  • Display of Student’s works and artefacts
  • Sessions on Lifeskills Education
  • Display of IEC materials (as determined by competent authority of the State/ District) in the school premise.
  • Door to door visit by the Para Teachers, Special Educators or SSK/ MSK Teachers to the homes of age specific children in the locality as special enrollment drive.
II. Secondary and Higher Secondary :
The week long activities may focus on facilitating Students Credit Card camps, Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship camps, distribution of Text Books, HCM’s Greeting to students and the following activities:
  • Distribution of Subheccha Barta of HCM to the Students
  • Distribution of Certificate / Mark-sheet for graduation ceremony
  • Distribution of Free Text Books and Khatas to the students
  • Distribution of Braille Books and Large print books to CWSN
  • Implementation of policies regarding 5 activities as applicable
  • Display of IEC materials as determined by competent authority of the State/ District
  • Activities to be taken up under Clusters (Horizontal and Vertical) like:
Reading, Writing, Math, Story-telling competitions
Workshops for teachers and students
Exposure visits
Food festival
TLM making by teachers
  • Co-curricular activities like 
Slogan/Comics/Poster making
Planting saplings
Debates/elocution
Nature studies
Know your ‘Para’ 
STEM exhibitions
Quiz competitions
  • Organizing programmes like “Meet the Icon”, where renowned and iconic persons of the locality may be invited to interact with students
  • Organizing awareness cum help desk for Student Credit Card, SVMCM, Aikyashree, Pre and Post Metric Scholarship
  • Organizing cleanliness drive in school
  • Holding of Health Camps
  • Sessions of Lifeskills Education
  • Registration, Updation and Renewal of Kanyashree beneficiaries in Kanyashree portal
  • House to house visit by the Shikha Bandhus for enrolment drive of OOSC.

B. College and University Level

Students’ week would be observed in all Government and Government Aided College/ Universities/ Educational Institutions including Technical / Professional Institutions of the State, in line with the spirit of the programme specially focussing on the facilitation of Student Credit Card camps and other activities like:
  • Conducting online seminar/ workshop and dissemination of information regarding Student Welfare scheme and other pertinent issues
  • Organizing Student Credit Card awareness camp cum help desk
  • Organizing awareness camp cum help desk for SVMCM, Aikyashree and Post Metric Scholarship
  • Organizing Health Check-up camps and psychological counselling
  • Display of IEC materials as determined by competent authority of the State / District
  • Organizing drawing/ poster competition
  • Quiz Competition
  • Cultural programmes like singing competition, recitation competition, creative writing competition.
  • Organizing Career Counselling sessions
  • Holding seminars on Digital Education or blend mode of education with emphasis on students participation
  • Interaction with the guardians may be planned on 2nd or 3rd January 2024
  • Interactive exposure visit by School students of Secondary/ Higher Secondary classes to different College/ Universities (concerned HOIs may plan in consultation with schools in their catchment areas)

C. District Level

The programme at District level may plan activities mentioned below for the whole week. The activities taken up during the week may include as follows:
  • Organize Prabhat Pheri
  • Publicity/ Awareness regarding the new activities implemented by SED at school level
  • Setting up awareness desks on Student Credit Card at the offices of BDOs/ SDOs/ DM and Local bodies
  • Organizing cultural programmes like song and dance, recitation, solo act by students and teachers of few selected schools
  • Organizing Book Fair 
  • Organizing exhibitions
  • Organizing stress management workshops/ awareness camp for students during the week.

4. Monitoring

The Students’ Week intervention will be monitored by the District Level Committees and level school wise data will be submitted on a Google Sheet format shared by the State. The DEO/DI will be in-charge of updating the Google Sheet on a daily basis. 

5. Fund Provision

For conducting the programme at school level, the expenditure may be borne out of School Composite Grant Head of SSA fund. Concerned ADM (Education) SSM of each district may place requisition of fund to the State office, if so needed.
For College and University level celebration, expenditure to be born out of available funds at their end.
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