PM Modi inaugurates 'Shikshak Parv', praises teachers for dealing with COVID-19 challenges

PM Modi inaugurates 'Shikshak Parv', praises teachers for dealing with COVID-19 challenges

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural conclave of 'Shikshak Parv' on Tuesday via video conferencing. He congratulated the teachers who have received the National Award and commended the contribution the teachers have made for the future of students in the country in difficult times.

He said that today, on the occasion of Shikshak Parv, many new schemes have been started which are also important because the country is currently celebrating the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Taking new resolutions for how India will be after 100 years of independence. The Prime Minister praised students, teachers and the entire academic community for rising to the challenge of pandemic and asked them to take forward the capabilities developed to deal with that difficult time.

“If we are in the midst of a transformation period, fortunately, we also have modern and futuristic new National Education Policy”, he said.

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The Prime Minister praised the contribution of academicians, experts, teachers, at every level of the formulation of the National Education Policy and its implementation. He urged everyone to take this participation to a new level and also to involve society in it. These transformations in the education sector are not just policy-based but also participation-based, he added.

The Prime Minister said 'Vidyanjali 2.0' is like a platform for the country's resolve of 'Sabka Prayas' with 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas'. In this society, our private sector has to come forward and contribute to increasing the quality of education in government schools.

He also launched Indian Sign Language Dictionary (audio and text embedded sign language video for the hearing impaired, in conformity with Universal Design of Learning), Talking Books (audiobooks for the visually impaired), School Quality Assurance and Assessment Framework of CBSE, NISHTHA teachers' training programme for NIPUN Bharat and Vidyanjali portal (for facilitating education volunteers/ donors/ CSR contributors for school development).