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Prime Minister visits nation’s first world class “Vidya Samiksha Kendra” in Gandhinagar

    Chief Minister and Education Minister joins on the occasion

    PM virtually interacts with teachers, parents, students, BRC, CRC, TPO, DPEO from all over the state from the state-of-the-art monitoring room


    Gandhinagar, Monday: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today visited the world class Real Time Online Monitoring-“Vidya Samiksha Kendra” in the field of education at Gandhinagar in the presence of Gujarat Chief Minster Shri Bhupendra Patel and Education Minister Shri Jitubhai Vaghani. Where he was welcomed and greeted by the students with the melodious music of the band.s

    PM virtually interacted with teachers, parents, students, BRC, CRC, Taluka Primary Education Officer, District Primary Education Officer from all over the state from the state-of-the-art monitoring room at Vidya Samiksha Kendra in Gandhinagar.

    Secretary of State for Education Shri Vinod Rao, Commissioner of PM Poshan Yojana Shri S.A. Patel, Director of Primary Education, Dr. M.I. Joshi, Former Director of GCERT, Shri T.S. Joshi, State Project Director of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Dr. Ratankanvar Gadhvicharan, Chairman of Gujarat Secondary Education Board Shri A. J. Shah, Director of GIET, Shri. P. a. Jalu, Madhyahan bhojan Commissioner Shri Satish Patel including high officials gave a detailed account of the work undertaken by the Education Department through the presentation. Prime Minister also inspected the answer key copy of the unit test and gave necessary instructions.

    After his grand welcome by girls PM showered flowers on the girls as per Indian tradition and laid wreath to the statue of Veda Vyasji.

    Prime Minister also visited Exhibition Room-1. Where he was informed about six different programs initiated by the Education Department of Gujarat Government based on National Education Policy. In which detailed information about Shala Praveshotsav 2.0, Foundation Literacy and Numercy, Centralized Assessment, Gunotsav 2.0, Technology Enabled Learning Initiative and School Administrative System was given by Dr. Vinod Rao. He also inspected student’s unit test book.

    Online education has increased during the spread of Corona, PM got details about the availability of mobile as well as internet connectivity with the students in such times.

    Prime Minister visited Exhibition Room-2 and got information about the milestone programs to be launched by the state education department for the quality of education to the students in the coming academic year.

    Prime Minister was informed that these schools have been transformed into 20,000 government and aided primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in the state through the Rs 10,000 crore Smart Project Mission School of Excellence program to be launched in collaboration with the World Bank and A.I.I.B (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) where facilities including Smart Class, Stem Lab, Computer Lab, Playground will be provided. So that students can get world class education. In addition, under the Residential School of Excellence program for excellent residential education, education of Std. 6 to 12 will be provided free of cost to about 1.5 lakh students. The specialty of this program is that the whole program will be done through public participation, in which the project partner will have to invest for all kinds of facilities. The project partner will be given 60000 per student annually by the state government.

    Students are eager to learn about national security and internal security. And with the aim of cultivating the attitude of being a part of forces like B.S.F. and police, we started Rakshashakti schools equivalent to military schools. Uptown education for  Std 6th to 12th will be provided free of cost.

    In order to make the students aware of the ancient culture of the country and to make them proficient in Sanskrit language, two important programs like Sanskrit Sadhana and Sanskrit Shakti were imparted to the Prime Minister by the officials of the Education Department. The Prime Minister then visited the key video wall room of the Vidya Samiksha Kendra. After inspecting how all the schools included in the Mission School of Excellence program are monitored by Video Wall-1, the Prime Minister visited Video Wall-2 to see how effective monitoring of teachers, supervision staff as well as students and meaningful analysis through school related data and Artificial Intelligence Big Data through Analytics and gained in-depth information on how all policy decisions of school education are made.

    On this occasion, the Prime Minister had a two-way conversation with the students, teachers and villagers of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya at Ambaji-Jetwas in Banaskantha district. As well as guided them through interesting questions regarding the education, management and facilities of the school as well as their future development organs. Apart from this, the Prime Minister interacted with Smt Rathod Kalpanaben, a member of SMC of Vanki Primary Shala in Kutch district and received information about the improvement in the education of children through the efforts being made by the education department of the government. Moreover, the Prime Minister interacted with Pujaba a Std-9th  student and asked whether the teachers coming from other areas and who are not local whether they can teach in the local language or not  and also interacted with the Head Educator Shri Narayan Goyal.

    On this occasion, the Prime Minister inquired whether activities like physical education, yoga are done to keep the students physically healthy. The Prime Minister also interacted with Smt  Darshanabahen of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Untwada village, Kukarmunda of  Tapi district and inquired about the number of students using the DIKSHA portal.

    On this occasion Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel, MP Shri C.R. Patil, Education Minister Shri Jitubhai Vaghani, Minister of State for Education Shri Kirtisinh Vaghela, Chief Secretary Shri Pankaj Kumar, Secretary Dr. Vinod Rao were present.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat