Kendriya Vidyalayas to include ‘humane education’ in curriculum

Tuesday, May 10, 2016,15:19 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country will now include in their curriculum Compassionate Citizen a humane education programme designed to teach children to be kind to animals.

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan today issued a notification to all its schools, saying that they should integrate the programme, prepared by animal rights advocacy group People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), into the official curriculum via languages, science, social studies, environmental and value education curricula.

Compassionate Citizen is designed to teach 8 to 12-year-old children to be kind to animals and has been endorsed by the Animal Welfare Board of India and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The programme offers