Dehradun, Uttarakhand: Central Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, alongside Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, marked a significant educational milestone in Uttarakhand on Tuesday, September 12th. A total of 141 PM Shri Schools and the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Residential School were inaugurated during the event.
Addressing the audience on this occasion, Minister Pradhan emphasized the importance of technology-driven and modern data-centric education assessment centers, which are set to bring about a positive transformation in the academic outcomes of Uttarakhand's 23.50 lakh school students. He highlighted the example of Gujarat, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated the concept of education assessment centers during his tenure as Chief Minister, a model that has now been expanded nationwide since the introduction of NEP 2020.
Minister Pradhan explained that in addition to performance and attendance data, the education portal will provide valuable resources and data from District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET), enriching the state's school education system. He underscored that NEP 2020 is a logical blueprint for building a knowledge-based economy in the 21st century.
Furthermore, he praised Uttarakhand's commitment to excellence in education through the establishment of 141 PM Shri Schools and the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Residential School, which will cater to underprivileged children.
The Central Education Minister also lauded the initiation of research scholarships similar to the National Research Foundation. These scholarships will provide funding to state teachers for their research projects, strengthening the state's education system.
Minister Pradhan extended his appreciation to the State Education Department for their support in implementing NEP 2020 and turning Prime Minister Modi's vision into reality. He emphasized that NEP 2020 has been presented as a global model under Prime Minister Modi's leadership and has garnered acclaim from member countries and international organizations. He reiterated that this initiative will not only benefit 30 crore Indian students but also establish a worldwide standard for education.