NCERT books to be soon downloaded for free through an app

NCERT books to be soon downloaded for free through an app


Taking steps towards development in education and technology, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani announced that a mobile app will soon be launched to enable students download all their NCERT textbooks for free. This facility is available for students belonging to Class 1 to Class 12.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Rashtriya Yoga Shikshak Sammelan at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, Smriti Irani also proposed introduction of yoga as a subject in central schools from Class 6 to Class 8. This development was mentioned in the first ever yoga conference organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education on June 22. The teachers, too, will benefit as a training module on yoga would be established for teachers by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE).

The conference named ‘Yoga – Principles and Practice in our education system’ aims to discuss the benefits of yoga, needs of special children, stress management techniques of Yoga as a part of curriculum.

The highlight of the conference was a short film prepared by CBSE for young students and a training module for teacher education programme prepared by National Council of Teacher Education.

Meanwhile, the government is also planning another initiative for the Aadhaar card holders and launch a DigiLocker facility. Through this facility, Indians will be able to secure their certificates and access them online at their own convenience.