Education for All says Union Education Minister

Education For All

According to Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal, the new National Education Policy will ensure ‘Education for All’.

Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ held a virtual meeting with Director-General UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay in New Delhi today. They discussed key issues of mutual importance including National Education Policy, India’s response to COVID Pandemic especially in the education sector, among others concerning India UNESCO cooperation. Shri Amit Khare, Secretary, Higher Education, a delegation from UNESCO, and senior officials of the Ministry were also present in the meeting.

Shri Pokhriyal said that under the visionary leadership of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Education Government of India has ensured that education reaches even the last child in the remotest part of the country. In this context, he mentioned initiatives undertaken to ensure continuity of education for children across the country. Such as under Prime Minister E-Vidya scheme, DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing) platform was started to continue education for students (with internet access). While One Class – One Channel programme ‘SWAYAM PRABHA’ was initiated for providing education to children without internet access.

He noted that NEP-2020 recommendations are in accordance with the SDG Goal 4, “Education for All’. He said that as recommended in NEP, Government will soon bring out school textbooks with more emphasis on environmental education.

Stressing that concerted efforts were taken to ensure no loss of the valuable academic year, he mentioned Digitally Accessible Information System (DAISY), an initiative for differently-able children. He also spoke about MANODARPAN, the government’s initiative to provide online psychosocial support to students, teachers, and families for their mental health and emotional wellbeing. This has helped over 12,500 Students, he said. READ MORE…

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