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HRD Ministry launches Samagra Shiksha scheme

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday launched Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education.

The scheme focuses on improving quality of education, enhancing the Learning outcomes and using technology to empower children and teachers.

The Minister said, an annual grant of five thousand to 20 thousand rupees will be provided for strengthening libraries in schools. The scheme will be focus on digital education.

Samagra Shiksha…. not just a new name but an entirely new thought… an overarching program for boosting quality school education with the inclusion of
— Digital technology
— introducing skill development at the school level

Samagra Shiksha is a program that unifies learning from the pre-school to class 12 levels and encapsulates elements of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamk Shiksha Abhiyan and teacher education.

The objectives of the scheme include
—provision of quality education
—-enhancing learning outcomes of students
—bridging social and gender gaps in school education
and promoting vocationalisation of education
— Strengthening teacher education institutions like SCERTs and Diets to improve quality of teachers
— annual grant of Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000 per school for strengthening of libraries

The Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan aims to treat education holistically as a continuum from pre-school to class 12. It is evidence of the govt’s commitment to provide quality education to equip all children with varied skills and knowledge essential for their development.

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