30 Jul 2023

PM- SHRI Schools Will Be A Medium Of Modern Education, PM Modi Said; Know More About This Scheme

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 2-day Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam at Bharat Mandapam jointly organized by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in Delhi on Friday. It coincides with the 3rd anniversary of National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020). 


Modi also released the first installment of funds under the Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India or PM SHRI Scheme. 6207 schools received the first installment with a total amounting to 630 crore rupees. He also released education and skill curriculum books translated into 12 Indian languages.


What is PM SHRI Scheme?

The Government had approved a central sponsored scheme called PM SHRI in September, 2022. These schools are expected to showcase the implementation of the NEP 2020 and emerge as exemplar schools over a period of time, and also offer leadership to other schools in the neighborhood. They will provide leadership in their respective regions in providing high-quality education in an equitable, inclusive and joyful school environment. 


These schools will take care of the diverse background, multilingual needs, and different academic abilities of children and make them active participants in their own learning process as per the vision of NEP 2020.



Provision of setting up over 14500 PM SHRI Schools

Under the scheme there is provision of setting up of more than 14500 PM SHRI Schools (PM Schools for Rising India) by strengthening the existing schools from amongst schools managed by Central government/State/UT Government/local bodies.

20 lakh students will be direct beneficiaries of scheme

The duration of scheme is proposed to be from 2022-23 to 2026-27; after which it shall be the responsibility of the States/UTs to continue to maintain the benchmarks achieved by these schools. More than 20 lakh students are expected to be direct beneficiaries of the scheme. The total cost of the project will be Rs 27360 crore spread over a period of 5 years which includes central share of Rs 18128 crore.

Schools from across country shortlisted

The Ministry of Education has shortlisted schools from across the country for its flagship Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India (PM SHRI). The institutions have been selected from over 2.5 lakh government schools, including Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas, which were found eligible to apply for the tag.

In age of 5G, PM- SHRI schools will be a medium of modern education

On the occasion of release of first installment of funds for PM-SHRI School scheme, PM Modi said PM- SHRI schools will be a medium of modern education. Addressing the gathering, he underlined the importance of education among the factors that can change the destiny of the nation.

“Our education system has a huge role in achieving the goals with which 21st century India is moving”, he said. Emphasizing the importance of the Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam, the Prime Minister said that discussion and dialogue are important for education.

The Prime Minister underlined that subjects ranging from social science to engineering will now be taught in Indian languages. “When the students are confident in a language, their skills and talent will emerge without any restrictions”, Modi said. 


NEP will give due respect and credit to every language


He also pointed out that those who try to politicize language for their own selfish interests will now have to shut their shops. “National Educational Policy will give due respect and credit to every language in the country”, he said.

The Prime Minister said that we have to create an energetic new generation in the next 25 years of Amrit Kaal. A generation free from the mentality of slavery, eager for innovations and ready to bring laurels in fields from science to sports, willing to skill themselves as per the needs of the 21st century, a generation filled with a sense of duty. “NEP will play a big role in this”, he said. 


During the programme, the Prime Minister released the first installment of funds under the PM SHRI Scheme. These schools will nurture students in a way that they become engaged, productive, and contributing citizens for building an equitable, inclusive, and plural society as envisaged by National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

Around 3000 participants attended the sessions, including Principal Secretaries of Education / Skill Department of States / UTs, Directors of IITs, NITs, IIITs, IISERs, IISC, Vice-chancellors of Central, State and Private Universities, Heads of other HEIs, faculties, Principals / Teachers / Students of Schools, ITIs, Heads / representatives of Regulatory Bodies like NCERT, CBSE, UGC, AICTE, NCTE, NCVET, SSCs, NSDC and other prominent officials from industry and academia, along with Heads / representatives of CII, FICCI, NASSCOM, ASSHOCHAM, etc.

During the course of these two days, a total of 106 significant Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) will be signed, encompassing various sectors such as higher education, school education, and skilling. 

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