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Shikshak Parv- 2021 to commence from Teacher’s Day and will continue till 17th of September: Education Ministry

Additional Secretary of School Education Department and Literacy in Ministry of Education Santosh Kumar Sarangi today informed that in recognition of valuable contributions of the teachers and to take National Education Policy-2020 a step forward, the Department has decided to celebrate Shikshak Parv this year too. Briefing media in New Delhi, Mr. Sarangi said, Shikshak Parv- 2021 will commence from Teacher’s Day and will continue till 17th of September through virtual mode.

On vaccination drive to vaccinate more than two crore teachers, Mr. Sarangi said, the progress of vaccination in the states is being monitored by the Department of School Education and Literacy. He said, this will also contribute to decisions pertaining to school reopening.

Joint Secretary R. C. Meena informed that President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the awards to 44 awardees through virtual mode on Teacher’s Day. He said, a documentary film on each of the awardee teachers will also be shown. Mr. Meena informed that the National Awards to Teachers were first instituted in 1958 to recognize excellence and commitment of teachers in shaping the minds as well as future of the youth. The award was to accord public recognition to meritorious teachers working in elementary and secondary schools.

Joint Secretary Vipin Kumar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the teachers, students, parents and stakeholders associated with education on 7th of September at 11 A.M. He also informed that the Prime Minister will launch five initiatives of the Department, Indian Sign Language dictionary of 10 thousand words, Talking Books the audio books 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 or donors or CSR contributors for school development. The conclave will be attended by Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Ministers of State for Education Annpurna Devi, Dr. Subhas Sarkar and Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh along with senior officials of the Ministry.

Mr. Kumar said, the inaugural conclave will be followed by webinars, discussions and presentations upto 17th of September in which the educational practitioners from various schools of the country have been invited to share their experience, learnings and the roadmap ahead. Teachers and practitioners from even remote schools will be speaking on issues relating quality and innovation in schools.

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