Only Teachers can make Education Relevant & Change Education Scenario of the Country: Prakash Javadekar
Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar spoke on the occasion of National Awards for Innovation in Educational Administration (NIEPA) in New Delhi. On the occasion, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr Satya Pal Singh was also present.
However, Secretary School Education and Literacy Ms Rina Ray and Prof. N.V. Varghese Vice Chancellor, NIEPA were also present during the award ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, he said, “Innovation in teaching is very important and only teachers of this country have the capabilities to change the education scenario of the nation. Only teachers can make education more relevant by their innovative teaching methods.”
Congratulating all the awardees, Shri Javadekar said, “A country grows with innovation and sustainable growth can be achieved only through innovation. This is the time for the new slogan ‘Jai Anusandhan’ for the country which was given by the Prime Minister recently and we have to work upon it seriously.”
Dr Satya Pal Singh presented awards to the awardees. He said, “Ministry of HRD has taken so many steps for innovation but innovation is not only needed in the field of education but it is needed in every field of life. Innovation is essential to ensure the bright future of any country.”
He further added, “We should encourage the children to be innovative since it is very difficult to become innovative in the later phase of life. So, we should provide them such environment so that they can think innovatively.”
The scheme of National Awards for Innovation in Educational Administration is one of the important initiatives of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration.
It 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 the public education system.
Since its launch in 2014, many innovative ideas and good practices have been shared by participants from different states and UTs and have been awarded for their significant contribution. NIEPA organized the programme on 3rd-4th January 2019 in which 34 participants have been awarded and 12 participants have been given Appreciation of Certificates for the year 2017-18 from different States and UTs.