- 10 Sep 2020
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Shikshak Parv is being celebrated from 8th-25th September 2020 to felicitate the teachers and to take New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 forward.
- Under the Shikshak Parv initiative, the Ministry of Education is organizing a series of webinars on NEP and its implementation.
- Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5th September every year throughout India in memory of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary.
- Radhakrishnan was born in a family in Tiruttani (Tamil Nadu) in 1888.
- He has played many roles in his life. He has been a teacher, philosopher, author and politician. He was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967.
- He was awarded knighthood in 1931. In 1954, he was awarded Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India. He got honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963.
- World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5th October annually to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
- This instrument sets forth the rights and responsibilities of teachers, and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, teaching and learning conditions.
- New Education Policy (NEP) 2020:
- This policy aims to pave the way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems in the country. This policy replaces the 34 year old National Policy on Education (NPE),1986.
- NEP 2020 is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability.
- An autonomous body, the National Educational Technology Forum (NETF), is proposed to provide a platform to facilitate decision making on the induction, deployment, and use of technology, as well as the opportunity to consult and share best practices.