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HRD Ministry launched new initiatives on National Education Day

November 12, 2014


Marking the occasion of National Education Day on the 125th birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Ministry of Human Resources and Development launched new initiatives which will benefit the education system of the country. The initiatives include Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan, Know Your College, SAKSHAM, PRAGATI and SAMAVAY. Paying tributes to the first education Minister of Independent India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Minister of Human Resources and Development Smriti Irani spoke extensively about these programmes which will change the future course of the Indian education system. The Minister said that Maulana Azads contribution towards nation building and in the field of education is immense. Emphasising the importance of teacher in education, Irani said that they are fulcrum of entire education system. Teacher should not merely be concerned with INCOME but also the OUTCOME to help improve the quality of education. She said that the Mission of Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan is to enable higher educational institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth. The Mission of Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan is to enable higher educational institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth. Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan has been launched in collaboration with the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) across the country.

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