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 exposure, it also emphasizes education enrichment and integration with the community in which the Vidyalaya is located.
Eminent personalities from the fields of the Arts and Sciences are invited to interact with students. Students have received training in traditional art under the guidance of traditional Gurus and contemporary theatre directors. Under this programme, a National Integration Meet is organized every year in which about one thousand children and teachers from Navodaya Vidyalayas all over the country participate.
The Art in Education programme also aims at enriching the curricula of the formal education system. It also aims at strengthening universal values and promoting group activities whereby joy of learning is achieved. It aims at personality development of students by emphasizing child centered and result oriented activity:
Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme attributes a specific pace-setting role to Navodaya Vidyalayas to play, to achieve high levels of excellency through qualitative 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 responsible 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 for furthering these values in the neighborhood 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