Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has announced several initiatives to boost the education sector, on 17th May in New Delhi. The Minister said that investing in human capital is equivalent to an investment in productivity and prosperity of the nation. The present pandemic situation has presented new challenges and several opportunities for our education system.
The Minister highlighted that the education sector has taken this opportunity to plan several interventions, particularly in the area of adopting innovative curriculum and pedagogies, concentrating energies on the gap areas, being more inclusive and integrating technology at every stage, to usher in a new era of focussed investment in the human capital.
Finance Minister further said that the government is committed to ensuring learning for all, with equity, so as to cover all students at all levels of education and in all geographical locations, even in the remotest parts of the country.
Union Human Resource Development Minister ‘Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank’ expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for giving priority to the education sector. He also thanked Union Finance Minister for the initiatives and hoped that they will transform the education system and bring out holistic development of students of the country.
शिक्षा की पहुँच को और अधिक व्यापक और सुगम बनाने हेतु माननीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी के कुशल मार्गदर्शन में माननीय वित्त मंत्री @nsitharaman जी और वित्त राज्यमंत्री @ianuragthakur जी ने "PM eVIDYA" नामक पहल की शुरुआत की हैं,इसके लिए उनका आभार। #AatmaNirbharApnaBharat— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 17, 2020
Shri Pokhriyal said that the “One nation, one digital platform” and “one class one channel” will ensure that quality education material will reach the students present in farthest areas of the country. He said that the initiatives will boost the access and equity in education and improve the gross enrolment ratio in the times to come. He also said that due consideration is being given to the Divyang children also and the measures will usher in a new paradigm in the creation of New India.
Union Finance Minister announced the immediate set of initiatives in this direction includes:
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