Raipur: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the two-day Jawaharlal Nehru National Education Conference organized by the School Education Department at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Auditorium in Raipur, today on the occasion of the birthday of the first Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
On this occasion, Chief Minister made three important announcements under the vision document 2030 of school education in Chhattisgarh. He said that in order to provide quality education on the lines of Swami Atmanand English Medium School, schools would be run as per international standards in Chhattisgarh. Pre-primary education will be provided to young children of more than three years of age by conducting Balvaadi and employment oriented education will be given to the students of class IX to XII, so that children can acquire skills in a particular discipline along with their studies.
Baghel said that this year ITI training in selected trades has been started in some schools along with high school education for high school students. The students of this course will get the certificate of ITI along with 12th on passing the 12th examination. He said that 8000 students are studying in this course started this year.
He added that whenever the contribution of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the making of modern India will be remembered, the important infrastructures built by Nehru, especially in the economic and educational field, will always be remembered. Chief Minister said that Nehru ji had a special attachment with children. He used to say that children should be brought up with great care and love, because they are the future of the country.
Welcoming the educationists, scholars, teachers and experts, who are participating in the National Education Conference, which started from today in the capital Raipur, the chief minister said that during this two-day education conference, discussions will be held on what work has been done in the field of children's education in the last 75 years and what has been missing, what can be done better for the education of children and in which direction we can move forward. Chhattisgarh will also get an opportunity to learn a lot from the representatives from 27 states in this Samagam.
He said that education has been of great importance in India from the very beginning. Our sages had a special urge towards education. He remembered the great social reformer Raja Rammohun Roy and said that he had started the movement to introduce English and science education in India, so that Indian students could stand confidently in front of the world. Chief Minister said that Gandhiji had started basic education and Pandit Nehru had started many educational institutions.
Chief Minister said that the whole world was affected during the Corona period. During this period, digital education was started in Chhattisgarh. Despite many challenges during the Corona pandemic, the teachers discharged their academic responsibilities very well. In Chhattisgarh, stories of Guruji with umbrella, Guruji with bell, and Guruji with motorcycle were seen. During the Corona period, teachers did not allow the education of children to be stopped. In the state, more than 75,000 teachers made recordings on various subjects and provided study material to the children, the benefit of which was taken by the children of Chhattisgarh as well as other states. Where there was network problem, Bluetooth (Bultu Ke Bol) was used for offline education. In the lockdown, when the children were at home, innovation was started to educate them in sports, in which the parents of the children were also involved.