Shri Dharmendra Pradhan to launch Major initiatives of NEP 2020 and a booklet on one-year Achievements of NEP Implementation
In order to commemorate one year of the implementation of NEP 2020, the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education has prepared a booklet on one-year achievements of the NEP Implementation. The booklet will be launched virtually by the Union Minister of Education, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan on 24th August 2021.
NEP 2020: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched major initiatives such as Virtual School of NIOS, alternate academic calendar 2021-22 of NCERT.
In addition to the booklet, some major NEP 2020 initiatives will also be launched by the Education Minister. These include NIPUN Bharat FLN tools and resources on DIKSHA, which is a separate vertical for FLN resources developed under DIKSHA to assist and mentor States/UTs and teachers for implementing NIPUN Bharat; Virtual School of NIOS for providing advanced digital learning platforms through Virtual Live Classrooms and Virtual Labs; Alternate Academic Calendar 2021-22 of NCERT containing a week-wise plan of interesting and challenging activities, with reference to learning outcomes, themes, and chapters taken from syllabus or textbook.
Union Education Minister along with Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr. Virender Kumar will also launch, ‘Priya’- Accessibility booklet developed by NCERT in collaboration with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability for ingraining the concept and significance of accessibility in children right from their formative years itself as a move towards inclusive education.
As the National Education Policy 2020 envisions a substantial transformation in the entire education system at all stages, the Department of School Education and Literacy took the implementation of the NEP 2020 on a mission mode and has prepared a flexible, interactive, indicative, and inclusive NEP implementation plan called SARTHAQ. The Department has accomplished 62 major milestones in this one year, which will transform the school education sector. These include: NIPUN Bharat Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy, aligning of the Samagra Shiksha scheme with the NEP 2020, Vidya Pravesh- a three months School Preparation Module, Blueprint of National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR), capacity building of Secondary teachers under NISHTHA, Assessment reforms, Digital content on DIKSHA, etc
The programme will be attended by senior officials of the Department and Heads of Autonomous Institutions and senior officers from the School Education Department from all States and UTs and will be followed by a workshop with the states and UTs, SCERTs on the way forward for NIPUN Bharat Mission.