The All India Radio (AIR) will now help students brush up their English speaking skill. From September 1 “Aao Angrezi Seekhein (Come lets learn English)” will be on air from 11 a.m onwards on all working days.
The joint project by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Uttar Pradesh government and the UN International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will include a total of 120 episodes of 15 minutes each that would be broadcast for the 2019-20 academic session.The pilot project will be launched from the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBV) where students of Class 5 to 8 of and junior high schools will take their English lessons by listening to the radio programme. According to the Basic Education Department officials, though the focus of the programme this year is on Class 7 students, but efforts were on to encourage other students of Class 6 and 8 also to attend the auditory classes. The programme will guide students on how to use English language in daily conversation and also stress on pronunciation of words