With an aim to make Rajasthan a hub of education, Jaipur is going to play host to India’s 1st of its kind ‘Education Fest’.
The State government of Rajasthan is aiming to make Rajasthan a hub of education and to achieve this aim, they are hosting a ‘Festival of Education’ in 2017 in the state capital, which will see faculty and academicians visiting and participating from across the globe.
The festival is going to be a two-day event, in the month of April. It will provide students and teachers a great interaction opportunity. It will enable the faculty from around the world to share their ideas, and learn new teaching expertise.
The state government has called the event an ‘entertaining and informative extravaganza’. The education fest is going to be organised in partnership with a Dubai- based education organisation ‘Gems Education’, with which the state government has a MOU, which was signed in September 2016, to fill in the infrastructure gaps and also for education promotion.
Vasundhara Raje, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, unveiled the logo and the theme of the festival in New Delhi and said that there are more and more students getting enrolled in government schools in Rajasthan, than in private schools, because the of the government’s many initiatives in its tenure of three years.
She also went on to say that the government is working very hard to be able to provide a level-playing field to each student of the state. The situation of government run schools has improved a lot and there has been an increase in the percentage of students enrolling and passing out of school.
She also explained how the government has done a lot of work in their tenure of three years, and a lot more initiatives are under work. The government has also begun to place photos of teachers on school walls to make it easier for the students to recognise their teacher by the faces.
The Chief Minsiter further said that since teachers are the ones who make a lot of difference by teaching students, hence the state government is going to provide training to teachers for improving education. She made a remark stating that a single teacher can change lives of many students.
Among those who were present at the event included, Vasudev Devnani, the Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education and Amreesh A Chandra, Educationist and group president of GEMS Education India. He said that this education festival is first of its kind in the country and is a very welcomed step.
He went on to inform that the top 10 teachers of Rajasthan government schools will be felicitated in Dubai, and will be given an opportunity to interact, discuss and share their teaching experiences along with global level educators.
The two-day education festival in Jaipur will also play host to teaching and learning sessions, along with programmes like master classes, exhibitions, concerts and even talent competition.
Gems Education, along with the partnership of the state government, will adopt 50 of Adarsh and Utkarsh Vidyalayas in Rajasthan and attempt to fill in the infrastructure gap.
Its aim is going to be to improve the teaching and learning process, and for that it’s going to contribute to the enhancement of the curriculum and capacity building.
It will adopt five of DIET (District Institution of Education and Training) and SIERT (State Institute of Education Research and Training) Udaipur.