Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima took a guided tour of a government school in northeast Delhi on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, where students showed them how they have adopted Sustainable Development Goals in their curriculum. Rakesh Semalty, the principal of the Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya in Nand Nagri, explained to the king and queen the concept on which the school is based.Students were delighted to meet them and vibrantly introduced happiness curriculum and entrepreneurship mindset curriculum to the royal couple.
The students who gave the couple a guided tour of the school explained that their education goes beyond traditional textbooks, examinations, and memory-based examinations.
“We are moving ahead of it. The concept of education here is to make teaching and learning enjoyable, practical and sustainable,” they told the king and queen.
They further said that they are working towards making the curriculum “humane, holistic and wholesome”.
Khushboo Dikshit, one of the students who gave a presentation to the dignitaries, said the king and queen asked her how she is incorporating the sustainable development goals in her day to day life.