NCERT Syllabus, Dress Code To Be Introduced By Uttarakhand Waqf Board In Madrasas

Uttarakhand Waqf Board to include NCERT syllabus and dress code in madrasas starting next year . Board also decided to open doors of its madrasas to children of all faiths .

Dehradun: As part of efforts to modernize madrasa education in the district, the Uttarakhand Waqf Board has decided to include NCERT syllabus and a dress code in its madrasas starting next year.Uttarakhand Waqf Board Chairman Shadab Shams told PTI on Thursday that the board has also decided to open the doors of its madrasas to children of all faiths.In Uttarakhand, 103 madrasas are certified by the board.According to him, the board has also decided that its madrasas would provide religious instruction to students for an hour from 6.30 am to 7.30 pm, and that classes of general subjects will be held from 8 am to 2 pm daily, as in other schools.

According to him, the objective is to support madrasa students in joining the academic community and preparing them for a better future.According to him, the board has also decided to design seven model madrasas, two in Dehradun, Haridwar, and Udham Singh Nagar districts, and one in Nainital, where smart classes will be held.The decision is in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modis' image of madrasa-going children holding the holy Quran in one hand and a laptop in the other.Mr Shams said that we want madrasas to be the centers of modern education.

Mr Shams said that modernizing madrasa education would also help dispel the fears that are often expressed about their conduct.Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and minister of social care and minority affairs Chandan Ram Das have assured the board of all possible assistance in its attempt to modernize the madrasas, saying that the board will ask them to provide NCERT books to madrasa students for free.

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