Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam (ABSS) at Bharat Mandapam in Delhi on 29th July 2023

The two day Samagam coincides with the 3rd anniversary of the launch of NEP 2020

PM to release first instalment of funds under PM SHRI Scheme

PM to release education and skill curriculum books translated into 12 Indian languages

Highlights of Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam ABSS

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurate the Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam on 29th July 2023 at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan in Delhi at 10 AM.

The ‘Samagam’ aligns with the third anniversary of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. During the programme, Prime Minister releases the first instalment of funds under the PM SHRI Scheme. These schools will nurture students in a way that they become engaged, productive, and contributing citizens for building an equitable, inclusive, and plural society as envisaged by National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Prime Minister will also release education and skill curriculum books translated into 12 Indian languages. “NCERT preparing news books for education in around 130 subjects with all 22 Indian languages. From social science to engineering, education will be now in Indian languages. It is possible because of NEP and all languages will get their due respect,” said PM Modi.

Guided by the vision of the Prime Minister, NEP 2020 was launched with a view to groom the youth and prepare them for leading the country in Amrit Kaal. It aims to prepare them for meeting the challenges of the future, while keeping them grounded in basic human values. During the three years of its implementation the policy has brought radical transformation in the realms of school, higher and skill education. The two day programme, being held on 29th and 30th July, will provide a platform for academics, sector experts, policy makers, industry representatives, teachers and students from schools, higher education and skilling institutions, among others, to share their insights, success stories and best practices in implementing the NEP 2020 and work out strategies for taking it further ahead.

The Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam will include sixteen sessions, in which discussions will be held on themes including Access to Quality Education and Governance, Equitable and Inclusive Education, Issues of Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Group, National Institute Ranking Framework, Indian knowledge System, Internationalisation of Education, among others.

Delivering his inaugural address at the Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam, the prime minister said various global universities are interested in setting up their campuses in India. “The world is looking at India as a nursery of new possibilities. Many countries are approaching us to open IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) campuses there. Two IIT campuses — one in Tanzania and one in Abu Dhabi — are already about to start operations… Various global universities are also reaching out to us, expressing their interest in setting up campuses in India,” the PM said.

The prime minister emphasised that the greatest injustice is to judge youngsters based on their language rather than their talent. “The NEP aims at making India a hub of research and innovation. The policy has given equal importance to traditional knowledge systems and futuristic technology,” he said. The PM also asked schools to make students aware of subjects such as climate change, disaster management, and clean energy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that NEP has given importance from traditional knowledge system to futuristic technology in a balanced manner. All the great personalities of the education world of the country have worked hard to strengthen the research ecosystem. Our students are well aware of the new systems, they know that 10+2 education system is now being replaced by 5+3+3+4.

“Education has the power to change the fate of the country: Modi” During this, PM Modi while addressing said that it is education which has the power to change the destiny of the country. Education has an important role in the goal with which the country is moving forward. You are its representative. It is also an important opportunity for me to be a part of the All India Education Conference.

“This is a confluence of antiquity and modernity: PM Modi” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the journey of the Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam from the Rudraksha of Kashi to this pavilion of modern India has a message in itself. It is a confluence of antiquity and modernity. While our education system is preserving India’s traditions, the country is also progressing in modern science and technology.

What is NEP 2020 – Know about NEP 2020 national-education-policy-nep-2020-2023-aims-objectives-recommendations-key-features-of-nepInspired by the vision of the Prime Minister, NEP 2020 was launched with an aim to groom the youth and enable them to lead the country in the Amrit Kaal. Its objective is to prepare the youth to face the challenges of the future and to inculcate basic human values in them. During the three years of its implementation, the policy has brought revolutionary changes in the field of school, higher education and skill education.

Aim & Objectives of ABSS

  • It coincides with the 3rd anniversary of National Education Policy 2020. He also released the first installment of funds under the PM SHRI Scheme.
  • 6207 schools received the first installment with a total amounting to 630 crore Rupees.
  • He also released education and skill curriculum books translated into 12 Indian languages.
  • The Prime Minister also took a walkthrough of the exhibition showcased on the occasion.
  • Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister underlined the primacy of education among the factors that can change the destiny of the nation.
  • “Our education system has a huge role in achieving the goals with which 21st century India is moving”, he said. Emphasizing the importance of the Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam, the Prime Minister said that discussion and dialogue are important for education.
  • The Prime Minister mentioned the coincidence of the last Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam taking place in the newly constructed Rudraksha convention center of Varanasi and this year’s Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam taking place in the brand new Bharat Mandapam. This is the first event at the Mandapam after its formal inauguration.
  • From the Rudraksha of Kashi to the modern Bharat Mandapam, the Prime Minister said that there is a hidden message in the journey of Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam of amalgamation of ancient and modern.
  • He said that on the one hand, the educational system of India is preserving the ancient traditions of the land while on the other hand, the nation is fast progressing in the field of science and technology.
  • The Prime Minister congratulated those who have contributed to the education sector for the progress made so far.
  • Noting that today marks the third anniversary of the National Educational Policy, the Prime Minister thanked the intellectuals, academicians and teachers for taking this up as a mission and contributing towards the immense progress.
  • Speaking about the exhibition showcased on the occasion, the Prime Minister highlighted the display of skills and education and innovative techniques.
  • He touched upon the transforming face of education and schooling in the country where small children are learning via playful experiences and expressed optimism for the same. He also urged the guests to explore the exhibition.
  • The Prime Minister said that epoch-making changes take some time. Recalling the vast canvas to be covered at the time of the inauguration of the NEP, the Prime Minister praised the dedication and willingness to embrace new concepts of all the stakeholders.
  • He said that in NEP traditional knowledge and futuristic technologies have been given the same importance.
  • He mentioned the hard work of the stakeholders from the world of education for the new curriculum in primary education, books in regional languages, for higher education and for strengthening the research ecosystem in the country. 
  • He said students now understand that in place of the 10+2 system now the 5+3+3+4 system is in operation.
  • Education will begin at the age of 3 bringing uniformity in the entire country. He also informed that the Cabinet has approved the introduction of the National Research Foundation Bill in the Parliament. 
  • The National Curriculum Framework under the NEP will come soon. The framework for 3-8 years old students is ready.
  • The entire country will have a uniform syllabus and NCERT is preparing new course books for this.
  • The Prime Minister informed that new books of about 130 various subjects are coming up for classes 3 to 12 in 22 different languages as a result of education being imparted in regional languages.
  • The Prime Minister pointed out that the biggest injustice to any student is judging them based on their language instead of their capabilities.
  • “Education in the mother tongue is initiating a new form of justice for the students in India. It is also a very significant step towards social justice”, the Prime Minister remarked. Noting the multitude of languages in the world and their importance, the Prime Minister underlined that many developed nations of the world have got the edge owing to their local language. Giving the example of Europe, the Prime Minister said that most countries make use of their own native languages. He lamented that even though India has an array of established languages, they were presented as a sign of backwardness, and those who could not speak English were neglected and their talents were not recognised.
  • As a result, the Prime Minister said, the children of the rural areas remained most affected. He emphasized that the country has now begun to shun this belief with the advent of the National Educational Policy. “Even at the UN, I speak in Indian language”, PM Modi added.
  • The Prime Minister underlined that subjects ranging from social science to engineering will now be taught in Indian languages.
  • “When the students are confident in a language, their skills and talent will emerge without any restrictions”, PM Modi said. He also pointed out that those who try to politicize language for their own selfish interests will now have to shut their shops. “National Educational Policy will give due respect and credit to every language in the country”, he said.
  • Prime Minister said that we have to create an energetic new generation in the next 25 years of Amrit Kaal. A generation free from the mentality of slavery, eager for innovations and ready to bring laurels in fields from science to sports, willing to skill themselves as per the needs of the 21st century, a generation filled with a sense of duty. “NEP will play a big role in this”, he said.
  • Prime Minister said among the various parameters of quality education, India’s big effort is for equality. “Priority of NEP is that every youth of India should get the same education and the same opportunity for education”, he said, emphasizing that this is not limited to opening schools. 
  • He emphasized that equality should be extended to resources along with education. This, he said, means that every child should get options as per choice and capacity.
  • “Equality in education means that no child is deprived of education due to place, class, region”, he said. He pointed out that thousands of schools are being upgraded under the PM SHRI Scheme. “In the age of 5G, these modern schools will be a medium of modern education”, he added.
  • He mentioned Eklavya Schools in tribal villages, Internet facilities in villages and students receiving education through modes like DIKSHA, SWAYAM and Swayamprabha. “Now, In India, the gap of resources needed for education is being covered rapidly”, he said.
  • Prime Minister highlighted the steps for integrating vocational education with general education and the ways of making education more interesting and interactive. Pointing out that the facility of labs and practicals were limited to a handful of schools earlier, the Prime Minister threw light on Atal Tinkering Labs where more than 75 lakh students are learning about science and innovation. “Science is simplifying itself for everyone. It is these young scientists that will shape the future of the country by leading significant projects and turn India into a research hub of the world”, he said.

Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam (ABSS) 2023 Concluded

  • The Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam (ABSS) 2023 concluded today, with education leaders resolving to work together for transforming India into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society.
  • The event coincided with the the 3rd anniversary of the National Education Policy (NEP). Addressing the valedictory session in New Delhi, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan emphasized the commitment of the Shiksha Parivar to implement the NEP to make India a knowledge-based superpower.
  • He urged the education fraternity to convert this education Mahakumbh into an All India Institution and strengthen the school ecosystem.
  • Mr Pradhan stressed the importance of skilling in Indian languages and converting National Curriculum Framework guidelines into textbooks.
  • He highlighted the priority given to capacity building of teachers, with 300 institutions to be developed as centers-of-excellence from this academic year.

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