Centre launches several edu initiatives to mark 2 years of NEP 2020

Source: The post is based on the articleCentre launches several edu initiatives to mark 2 years of NEP 2020 published in Hindustan Times on 30th July 2022.

What is the News?

The Government of India has launched several initiatives on the second anniversary of the National Education Policy(NEP) 2020.

What are the initiatives launched on the 2nd anniversary of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020?

Kalashala initiative: It will be launched in 750 schools. It envisions educating children about the various art forms of India & help them discover the country’s rich cultural heritage. The school students will learn about various art forms through lecture demonstrations by a visiting artist.

National innovation and entrepreneurship policy for schools in order to promote a learning environment where creativity, ideation, innovation, problem-solving and entrepreneurship skills of students are nurtured, irrespective of their age.

Bharatiya Games Initiative: Under this, the Government will introduce 75 Bharatiya games like  ‘gilli danda’, ‘kabaddi’ in schools under the Indian Knowledge Systems(IKS) initiative.

What is the Indian Knowledge Systems(IKS)?

Indian Knowledge System(IKS) is an innovative cell under Ministry of Education(MoE) at AICTE, New Delhi. 

Purpose: It is established to promote interdisciplinary research on all aspects of IKS. Such as preserving and disseminating IKS for further research and societal applications. 

Activities: It will actively engage in spreading the rich heritage of our country and traditional knowledge in the field of Arts and literature, Agriculture, Basic Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Architecture, Management, Economics etc.

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