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The Board began its programmes of S.S.A. in the State in the year 2003 for the students at    the elementary level (VI to VIII). As per proposals and projects submitted by the Board, SPD(State Project Director),DPEP(District Primery Education Program) and S.S.A, released    fund in favour of the Board to organize the programme with effect from April 2003. The Board    has organized several programmes towards successful implementation of scheme within the    stipulated period for this purpose. Orientation Camps of Secondary Teachers at the division level by the key resources persons for the purpose of achieving goals of SSA at the grass root    level have been organized during 2005-06 on different subjects as per new and revised    syllabus. The main objective is to sensitize them about the new method and innovative    approaches of teaching and their application in right perspective for qualitative improvement of    education. 163 teachers have participated in the    Workshop at Derozio Bhaban, Salt Lake for    the purpose of building up “Key Resource    Persons” of the Districts under Presidency Division. 105 Teachers of different districts under    Jalpaiguri Division have participated in the Workshop.

7 . Workshop of Secondary Teachers in Life Style Education held at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake to increase awareness among the students about the problems of    adolescence and to make them conscious about the principles of health and hygiene.

Workshops of Secondary Teachers on Life Style Education held in the different Division    are as follows:


Period of Orientation of KRP

No of participants


North Bengal

24/6/2005 to 26/6/2005



Burdwan (first phase)

9/7/2005 to 11/7/2005



Burdwan (second phase)

14/7/2005 to16/7/2005




25/11/2005 to 27/11/2005



Moreover efforts are afoot towards adoption of new programmes under SSA, viz-

1) Sensitization of general schools for addressing the special needs of children with various low and moderate disabilities, like visually impaired, hearing impaired neural deficiency and psychological afflictions. A module is under preparation with the support of experts from the field of Applied Psychology and Psychology department of the University of Calcutta, Institute of Cerebral Palsy, Monobikash Kendra, Mon foundation and some other organizations.

2) Setting up of separate SSA cells at the Regional offices of the board for monitoring SSA and other inspectional activities towards quality monitoring.

3) Setting up of a State Resource Centre at the central SSA cell of the Board for preparation of models, charts and other learning teaching materials for demonstration.

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