Category: Teacher Education

Teachers Mould the Future of the Nation. Teachers Must be Honored: Javadekar

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing at 'Guru Pranaam' function, at Fegusson College, Pune on July 10, 2016.

Expressing gratitude for the teachers who taught him and emphasizing the role of a teacher in nation building, Union Minister for Human Resources development Mr. Prakash Javadekar honored educationists, teachers and gurus at a function at Fergusson college in Pune on Sunday. "I am saluting all teachers of the country when I am felicitating my teachers", he said at 'Guru Pranaam' function.

Recalling the contribution of his own teachers in adding value to his life the Minister urged teachers to make education interesting and not dragging.

"Teachers can transform Indian education. The Government trusts the ability of teachers. Many teachers in the country are already doing a transformational job. But all teachers must be part of this mission," he said, adding "if they(teachers) are determined they can ensure quality of education". "There will be appreciation of efforts by them and there will be accountability", the Minister said.

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MHRD Minister Smriti Irani Emphasizes the Importance of Teacher in Education on National Education Day Celebration

MHRD Minister Smriti Irani Emphasizes the Importance of Teacher in Education on National Education Day Celebration

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the National Education Day 2014 function to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, in New Delhi on November 11, 2014. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Irani, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Dr. Najma A. Heptulla and the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shri Upendra Kushwaha are also seen.

The country celebrated the National Education Day on 11th November, 2014, which was the birth anniversary of India’s great freedom movement leader Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. On the occasion, President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Minority Affairs, Dr. Najma A. Heptulla, Minister of State, Human Resource Development, Shri Upendra Kushwaha and Minister of State, Human Resource Development, Prof (Dr.) Ram Shankar Katheria paid floral tributes to the great visionary and first Education Minister of Independent India.

To mark the celebration of National Education Day, the following new initiatives were started by the Ministry of HRD -

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President of India Presents National Awards to Teachers on the Occasion of Teachers’ Day

President of India Presents National Awards to Teachers on the Occasion of Teachers’ Day

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Irani, the Secretary, Higher Education, MHRD, Shri Ashok Thakur and the Secretary, School Education & Literacy, MHRD, Shri R. Bhattacharya at the presentation of the National Award for Teachers-2013, on the occasion of the ‘Teachers Day’, in New Delhi on September 05, 2014.

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented National Awards to teachers from across the country at a function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi today (September 5, 2014) on Teachers’ Day.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Teachers influence the life of students by being their role models. They are the beacons of light who guide and motivate students throughout their academic life and, many a times, even beyond. India today needs many more competent and willing teachers to dedicate themselves to improving the standard and quality of education being currently imparted. Teachers have a vital role to play in the process of upgrading the quality of education which is a direct consequence and outcome of the quality of teachers.

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Improving Standard of Education Through Teacher Training System

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 stipulates that all children in the 6-14 years age group be in school. So far 2.77 lakh schools have been constructed under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) programme, of which majority are in rural areas. SSA has supported States with funding for 15.06 lakh additional teachers, which has helped bring the Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) to 1:26 in 2013-14.

SSA also provides for in-service teacher training for a period up to 20 days, of which 10 days may be at Block level and 10 days at Cluster level in the form of monthly meeting. In addition, induction training is provided to newly appointed teachers for a period of 30 days. An expenditure of Rs. 6000/- per annum per teacher is being incurred in respect of untrained teachers through Open Distance Learning (ODL).

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