Education Minister launches comic book to sensitise adolescents on holistic well-being

September 14, 2023by Team EKC0

A new comic book called Let’s Move Forward was launched by the Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to guide adolescents on maintaining holistic well-being. It talks about the 11 thematic components of the School Health and Wellness Programme (SHWP) including emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships, gender equality, nutrition and health, substance abuse prevention, healthy lifestyles, reproductive health, internet safety, and more.

The SHWP, initiated under the Ayushman Bharat campaign in April 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is an initiative undertaken by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The ‘Let’s Move Forward’ comic book is a collaborative effort between the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and UNESCO New Delhi. It is accessible in multiple languages, including Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odiya, Tamil, and Telugu, to ensure inclusivity across linguistic diversity.

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