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.