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Issue 17

Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activities for Students

Extracurricular activities, in reality, provide students with numerous possibilities to explore and find new interests, develop talents, gain a variety of enjoyable and practical skills, and participate in vital social activities.

Also, these extracurricular activities aid in developing valuable skills like communication, cooperation, organization, problem-solving and time management by engaging. It will also boost building oneself.

Indulging in these activities provides several advantages that affect various elements of a student’s development. Here are some compelling reasons that exhibit the importance of doing something outside the classroom.

Aids in learning & adapting new skills

Extracurricular activities provide students with the opportunity to study something that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

A skill might be the foundation of a long-term pastime or passion that enhances any Students’ lives. Playing sports or studying an instrument, for an instance, might lead to hours spent doing something they like.

Extracurricular activities also instil important skills and personality qualities that might be useful in other aspects of life. Sports are important for building cooperation, leadership, and problem-solving abilities, to use the same examples. Perseverance, hand-eye coordination, and, most all, imagination is required when playing a musical instrument.

Improved Academic Performance

Some students are concerned that extracurricular activities would divert too much time away from their education, lowering their marks; yet, extracurricular activities may boost your general attitude toward school!
When students spend time participating in any sport or activity they like and enjoy, aids in enhancing their brain function and also develops the ability to manage time and balance everything which will lead to even score higher grades in academics.

Aids in broadening horizons & explore other passions

Students will be able to explore a variety of hobbies and discover passions they had no idea that they possessed earlier, this aids in diversifying their hobbies, and passions and broadening their horizons.

Increased Self-esteem

When a student succeeds in any of the activities that they love, aids in boosting their self-confidence. Working hard and learning new abilities in a pleasant, easygoing – and occasionally competitive – environment helps you to succeed without the pressure of a good grade. Plus, as your confidence grows, you’ll be more willing to take risks in other areas of your life as well.

Aids in learning time management & essential life skills

When students engage in extracurricular activities, They strive to strike a balance between their academic obligations and their own interests.. This will assist kids in developing time management and prioritization abilities. They also learn some essential skills such as goal-setting, collaboration, critical thinking, and public speaking. Furthermore , participating in extracurricular activities assists youngsters in overcoming peer pressure issues.

Weightage on resumes

Success in activities outside of the academic curriculum is an excellent way to demonstrate a diverse set of interests and talents on a resume which increases the possibility of getting hired by a company drastically.

Personal growth and development

Extracurricular activities enable students how to look after their peers. They progressively develop this attitude over time as a result of extracurricular activities in which they have the opportunity to work as part of a team with their peers. Furthermore, they even learn to share and care for one another at the same time.


Reader's Corner


“This is someone’s diary. Every page written in confidence, each word revealing the thoughts closest to the heart of this young girl.”

Found in the attic of ‘The Secret Annexe’, this published work is someone’s diary. Someone who was articulate, spirited and definitely, very brave. Someone who was capable of explicitly expressing her thoughts in all honesty. Someone whose diary entries speak of the horrors of war.

It speaks of many things – poverty, hunger, fear, humour, and much more. But what it speaks the most of, hidden among the words of anguish and boredom, is hope and the courage of this 14-year old who wanted to ‘live’ again.

Readers describe it as “ one of those books where a silence descends on finishing it.” Indeed, it is. The story of a girl who kept the hope of better days kindled till the last breath, probably! This biographical masterpiece is what we recommend to our readers this week!


The Curriculum Revision Panel headed by Professor Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University has advised that both the Centre and the states must take immediate measures towards curbing the learning loss without further ado.

The Committee stated that the continuous interruptions in the process of learning as a result of the pandemic in the past two years has caused the phenomenon of ‘learning loss’. It urged the respective governments to take necessary steps towards learning recoveries.

The committee was set up for the purpose of revision of curriculum. The committee has stated that the development of foundational literacy and numeracy is one of the key deliverables of the new curriculum along with emphasis on constitutional values including gender equality,
rootedness and pride in India, a sense of service or sewa to others in need, and scientific temperament, and more.

While releasing the document , Pradhan also emphasised that “the revised NCF will be an instrument “ to decolonise our education system”


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