Teachers Can Make Education More Relevant: Prakash Javadekar

Union Minister for HRD Prakash Javadekar (file photo)
Union Minister for HRD Prakash Javadekar (file photo)

India’s Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD), Prakash Javadekar, said Friday that innovation in teaching is very important and only teachers of this country have the capabilities to change education scenario of the nation.

He also said that only teachers can make education more relevant by their innovative teaching methods. The Union Minster was speaking on the occasion of National Awards for Innovation in Educational Administration (NIEPA) in New Delhi on January 4, 2019. Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr Satya Pal Singh was also present on the occasion.

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Javadekar congratulated all the awardees and said that a country grows with innovation, and sustainable growth can be achieved only through innovation. He said that this is the time for the new slogan ‘Jai Anusandhan’ which was given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently and we have to work upon it seriously.

The scheme of National Awards for Innovation in Educational Administration is one of the important initiative of National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA).

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Launched in 2014, the scheme aims to reach out the grassroots educational functionaries at District and Block level for recognizing the contribution of the field level educational administrators in improving and strengthening the functioning of public education system.

NIEPA organized the program on 3rd – 4th January 2019 in which 34 participants have been awarded and 12 participants have been given Appreciation Certificates for the year 2017-18 from different States and UTs.

Secretary, School Education and Literacy Ms. Rina Ray and Prof. N.V. Varghese Vice Chancellor, NIEPA were also present during the award ceremony.

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