New Delhi, 22 November (IANS). Students of 750 higher educational institutions across the country will adopt villages under the Advanced India Scheme of the Ministry of Education. It will also include students from colleges and universities. This scheme is being seen as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to develop villages.
Advanced India Scheme is a unique initiative of the Government to develop skills among the citizens of the country. Under this scheme, educational institutions in the country will provide an opportunity to local rural communities to develop skills. Under the Advanced India Scheme, at least villages will be grouped and linked to educational institutions and those villages will be developed internally and socially.
A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to review the progress of the Advanced India Scheme. Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare, Chairman of National Steering Committee-UBA, Dr. Vijay Bhatkar were present in this meeting.
Dr. Vijay gave a detailed presentation about the Advanced India Scheme and informed about the progress made so far.
He said, more than 2,600 participating institutions from more than 1,400 villages across the country are covered under this network. About 4,650 village level survey data, 4,75,702 household level survey data are available on the web portal of the Uphaar Bharat Abhiyan.
Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank appreciated the work done by IIT Delhi.
He said, under this scheme, higher education institutions in the country are connecting with villages. This will help students and teachers to gain practical and traditional knowledge. The objective of the Upgraded India Scheme is to identify and adapt existing innovations and technologies, enabling people to move forward towards progress.
The education minister has instructed to identify three to five main activities in rural areas and said that it would be mandatory for all villages to participate.
He said, all further activities will be carried out based on local conditions. The National Education Policy 2020 should play an important role in popularizing school teachers through the Advanced India Scheme. Under this scheme more and more number of higher educational institutions should be involved, which will benefit more and more villages.
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