Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme envisages a specific pace-setting role to Navodaya Vidyalayas play to achieve high levels of excellences through quality of academic results, communicative and linguistic ability of the children, competitive spirit and capability, innovative learning practices, developing correct attitudes and values that help children to groom themselves to become useful, active and patriotic citizens of the country. While achieving these goals, adequate care is taken to ensure that the children keep their linkages with the local community around them and contribute their help for furthering these values in the neighbourhood and community.
Navodaya Vidyalayas are also undertaking several community programmes, like eradication of illiteracy, adoption of villages for awareness programme of health, malnutrition, HIV AIDS etc.
Games and Sports are encouraged in JNVs to develop fitness, physical and neuromuscular skills and to promote the spirit of cooperation and sportsman. Apart from the same, young talents are identified at an early stage and are helped to excel in their chosen field by specialized coaching through PETs/SAI Coaches at selected venues.
Samiti organizes school level, cluster level, regional level and national level competitions in sports and games every year. Specialized course like, Archery, Judo and Gymnastic are also encouraged in some of the JNVs situated in the tribal areas of the country where the same are popular sports.
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is a state under School Games Federation of India and the Navodaya National teams compete with other state teams under SGFI banner. The progress made by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti on sports front is commendable.
NCC is being introduced in JNVs in a phased manner. Several NCC cadets from the JNVs have excelled themselves and brought laurels and have represented NVS in several districts/state and national level rallies/parades/competitions.
Samiti is recognized as a state for Scouts and Guides activities by BHARAT SCOUTS & GUIDES. Scouts & Guides are introduced in all the JNVs. Every year many scouts & Guides of JNVs bring laurels being adjudged as president scouts and excellent guides by receiving awards by the Hon'ble President of India.
The Art in Education programme is an expansion of the Samiti's pace-setting activities. Besides providing an opportunity for students to inculcate nationalistic values through cross cultural interchange, it also emphasizes upon education enrichment and integration with the community in which the Vidyalaya is located.
Eminent personalities from the fields, of' the letters, arts and sciences are invited to interact with students. Students have received training in traditional art under the tutelage of traditional Gurus and contemporary theatre directors. Under this programme, a National Integration Meet is organised every year in which about one thousand children, and teachers, from Navodaya Vidyalayas all over the country participate.See more