Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Shikshak Parv 2021’ conclave on September 7 and launched key initiatives in the education sector. The PM addressed teachers and students during the inaugural ceremony. ‘Shikshak Parv 2021’ is being celebrated to honor the contribution of teachers, learning during pandemics, new initiatives under NEP 2020 among others.
“The contribution you all have made for the future of the students in the country in these difficult times is incomparable, commendable,” Modi congratulated teachers who received the National Teachers Award. The Shikshak Parv celebration started on September 5 and will continue till September 17 in recognition of the valuable contributions of teachers and to take New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 a step forward. “Education should not only be inclusive but also be equitable. Talking books and audiobooks are part of the education system now. A dictionary for Indian Sign language has been formed. For the first time in the country, Indian Sign language is being included as a subject in the curriculum,” the PM said.
The theme of “Shikshak Parv-2021” is “Quality and Sustainable Schools which include Learnings from Schools in India ”, it noted. On this occasion, PM Modi launched five initiatives, including Indian Sign Language dictionary of 10,000 words, Talking Books (audiobooks for visually impaired), School Quality Assessment and Accreditation Framework (SQAAF) of CBSE, NISTHA teachers’ training programme for NIPUN Bharat, and Vidyanjali Portal for facilitating education volunteers, donors and CSR contributors for school development.