The Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, Government of India has launched ‘Prerana: An Experiential Learning program’.


  • It will operate from the vernacular school in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthplace Vadnagar, Gujarat where he had studied.

Prerana Program

  • It’s aiming to offer a meaningful, unique, and inspiring experience to all participants, thereby empowering them with leadership qualities.
  • Prerana is driven by a strong commitment to integrate principles of the Indian education system and the philosophy of value-based education which is a cornerstone of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

Features of the Program:

  • Prerana is a week-long residential program for selected students of class IX to XII. 
  • It is an experiential and inspirational learning program for students with the best-in-class technology where heritage meets innovation. 
  • A batch of 20 selected students (10 boys and 10 girls) will attend the program, every week from various parts of the country.

Other Features:

  • The day-wise program schedule will feature yoga, mindfulness and meditation sessions, followed by experiential learning, thematic sessions and hands-on interesting learning activities.
  • Evening activities will include visits to ancient and heritage sites, inspirational film screenings, mission life creative activities, talent shows etc. ensuring a holistic learning approach.
  • Apart from these, students will engage in diverse activities, embracing indigenous knowledge systems, the latest State-of-the-art technologies and learning from inspirational personalities.

Program Themes:

The curriculum of Prerana School prepared by IIT Gandhi Nagar is rooted in nine value-based themes: 

  • Swabhiman and Vinay, 
  • Shaurya and Sahas, 
  • Parishram and Samarpan, 
  • Karuna and Sewa, 
  • Vividhta and Ekta, 
  • Satyanishtha and Shuchita, 
  • Navachar and Jigyasa, 
  • Shraddha aur Vishwas, and 
  • Swatantrata and Kartavya. 

Registration Process:

  • Students can register through the portal, wherein applicants can fill in the requisite details to be a part of the ambitious and aspirational Prerana program.

Historical Aspects:

The Prerana program will run from a Vernacular School, established in 1888, in one of the oldest living cities of India, Vadnagar, district Mehsana, Gujarat. 

  • It is home to ancient heritage sites and monuments inhabited since the early historic period and in the modern day. 
  • The school stands as a tribute to Vadnagar’s indomitable spirit, a living city that has triumphed over challenges like earthquakes and natural calamities.
  • The school signifies the fact that extraordinary lives often find their roots in ordinary foundations.
  • Grounded in the timeless wisdom of India’s rich civilization, this unique initiative embodies a vision aligned with the principles and ideals of our Hon’ble Prime Minister, who is an alumnus.

Inspire Youth:

  • The program based on the above themes will inspire the youth and foster respect for Bharat’s unity in diversity, embodying the spirit of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”. 
  • It will contribute by making the youth of today, a flame holder for Viksit Bharat. Towards this endeavor, the participants will be guided by mentors from prestigious institutions. 
  • The participants will be attending the Prerana program and embark on a journey of inspiration, innovation, and self-discovery. 
  • After the program, the participants will carry the ethos of Prerana into their respective communities, become change makers and spark positive change to inspire others. 

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