MHRD to hold world’s biggest teacher training on August 22
The MHRD will launch the world’s biggest project for teacher training called NISHTHA (National Initiative on School Teachers Head Holistic Advancement), under which more than 42 lakh teachers will be trained,” Rina Ray, Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, MHRD, said here on Saturday.
At an event organised here, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, “India has traditionally been known for leadership in education and teacher preparation. For thousands of years, Indian teachers were considered as vishwa guru.”
Rina said around 19,000 teacher-training institutes across the country were mapped and put on Google Earth. “Users can go online not only to see the geographical location of these institutes around the country, but also to check their report cards and give their feedback,” she added. Yaduvendra Mathur, Special Secretary, NITI Aayog, was also present on the occasion.