New Delhi: Yesterday, on Teacher’s Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the teachers who received the Nallasarit Award. He then said that 14500 schools across the country will be upgraded as model schools under the Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India (PM-SHRI) programme. He said that these schools will embody the entire essence of the National Education Policy.
He further said: In these schools, education will be taught in a modern, holistic and transformative manner. Teaching will be learning-centred, encouraging innovation. There will be smart classrooms with modern technologies. He said that importance will be given to sports.
The quality of education has improved recently due to the National Education Policy. Lakhs of students will benefit from the new model schools scheme.
It is a Central Government scheme and selection will be made from schools managed by Central Government Schools, State Governments, Union Territories and Local Bodies. Schools that implement this scheme will become an inspiration to other schools. Like BM Sri Schools, they will inspire their school to improve.
The aim of these schools is not only to ensure quality education and lateral growth. It is also to fully prepare children to face the challenges of 21st century. Teaching should encourage inquiry and encourage discovery. Education is encouraged through play in the primary classes. Students are graded based on how well they absorb concepts and apply that knowledge. The schools will have modern infrastructure, testing labs, smart classrooms, libraries, sports facilities, art galleries. And the schools will be green schools that include water conservation, waste recycling, and eco-systems. This was said by Prime Minister Modi.