Review article: Co-curricular activities in Rabindranath Tagore’s Visva-Bharati

Debabrata Debnath, DR. TAPAS PAL


Co-curricular activities in educational sphere create the area of interest to do this research, like: Co-curricular activities stimulate playing, acting, singing, recitation, speaking and narrating   in students. Activities like participation in game debates, music, drama, etc., help in achieving overall functioning of education. Rabindranath Tagore felt that it enables the students to express themselves freely through debates. Games and Sports help to be fit and energetic to the child. Co-curricular activities help to develop the spirit of healthy competition. These activities guide students how to organize and present an activity, how to develop skills, how to co-operate and co-ordinate in different situations-all these helps in leadership qualities. It provides the avenues of socialization, self-identification and self-assessment when the child comes in contact with organizers, fellow participants, teachers, and people outside the school   during cultural activity. It inculcate the values to respects other’s view and feeling and makes you perfect in decision making. It also develops a sense of belongingness and provides motivation for learning. So, to develop the values like physical, psychological, ethical, academic, civic, social, aesthetic, cultural recreational and disciplinary values among students Researcher is highly interested to do this research.


Co-curricular activities, socialization, self-identification and self-assessment.

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