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Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to launch major initiatives of National Education Policy 2020 today

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch major initiatives of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 today.

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to launch major initiatives of National Education Policy 2020 today
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Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch major initiatives of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 today. In addition to it, the Minister will also unveil virtually a booklet on one-year achievements of the NEP Implementation prepared by the Department of School Education and Literacy of the Ministry to commemorate one year of the implementation of NEP-2020.

The initiatives to be launched by Mr Pradhan include, the National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN) Bharat FLN tools. The Education Minister will also inaugurate resources on DIKSHA and virtual school on National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for providing advanced digital learning platforms through Virtual Live Classrooms and Virtual Labs, He will also launch Alternate Academic Calendar 2021-22 of NCERT containing week-wise plan of interesting and challenging activities, with reference to learning outcomes, themes and chapters taken from syllabus or textbook.

Mr Pradhan along with Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr Virender Kumar will launch, 'Priya'- Accessibility booklet. It is developed by NCERT in collaboration with 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, Blue print of National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR), capacity building of Secondary teachers under NISHTHA, Assessment reforms and Digital content on DIKSHA. 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 Union Territories.

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