Dharmendra Pradhan

Education Minister launches Ramakrishna Mission’s ‘Awakening’ Programme for students

Our Correspondent
Our Correspondent
Posted on 16 Sep 2022
13:35 PM

Flickr

Advertisement
Summary
Dharmendra Pradhan launched the new Ramakrishna Mission’s ‘Awakening’ Programme for students studying in classes 1 to 5
Pradhan stressed that our education system must be aligned with national priorities

Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan launched the new Ramakrishna Mission’s ‘Awakening’ Programme for students studying in classes 1 to 5.

The Education minister has called upon the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to institute an advisory framework for encouraging value-based education in all schools from Balvatika to Class 12 for creating and nurturing talents, ready for facing the challenges of life and committed to national progress and global welfare.

Addressing the occasion, Pradhan said that social transformation is one of the prime goals of education. Values and wisdom are more important than material wealth. Value-based education is important for building a future-ready and socially conscious generation.

Advertisement

He further said that Ramakrishna Mission has a legacy of imparting applied education. “At a time when we are implementing NEP 2020, it must also lay emphasis on creating such value-based educational programmes for students in classes 9th to 12th in addition to creating programmes for classes 1 to 8.” He said that this unique initiative is a step toward ensuring holistic personality development of a child aligned with the philosophy of NEP 2020.

Pradhan said that NEP 2020 is inspired by the philosophy of the famous Swami Vivekananda. “From Swami Vivekananda to Sri Aurobindo and Mahatma Gandhi, many of our greats envisioned an education system that is progressive and rooted in our civilizational values to take the country forward,” he said.

Pradhan stressed that our education system must be aligned with national priorities. We have to create 21st-century citizens capable of taking global responsibilities. NEP 2020 with a focus on a teacher-led holistic education system for students is a step in that direction, he added.

Swami Shantatmanada, secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi; Nidhi Chibber, chairperson, CBSE and other officials of KVS, NVS and the education ministry marked their attendance at the event.

Last updated on 16 Sep 2022
13:35 PM
Advertisement
Read Next