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Gujarat makes maximum use of Space Technology for Long Distance Education, Grievance Redressal and for the Management and Research in Land-Water

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Inaugurating the International Congress on Mapping and Space Technology-INCA-2008, Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi claimed that Gujarat has been pioneer in utilising Space Technology for ameliorating the living standard of the common men. Welcoming the delegates, he highlighted the innovative initiatives under which Government explores space technology to bring about quality changes in good governance and also for developing infrastructure facilities.

The 28th International Congress is jointly organised by International Cartographic Association and ISRO, as many as 400 delegates from India, America, Australia, Germany and other countries are going to undertake brainstorming sessions over Satellite Image Technology and Collaborative Mapping, also about the cutting-edge research.

Chief Minister handed over the awards to the winners of All India Inca Map Quiz School level Competitions; he also urged to inculcate enthusiasm for Satellite Mapping and Images in to the Students. Chairman ISRO, Shri Madhavan Nayar released the souvenir. Elaborating the rich contributions of our saints and sages in the sphere of Planetary and Vedic Science, Shri Modi said that Aryabhatt had dedicated the theory of movements and orbits of the planets to the world.

Chief Minister said, Toddermall had selected Gujarat for the survey of Land Records and Land Mapping, Gujarat is far ahead in the management and discovery of Water Resources and its management through Remote Sensing. Gujarat has opened up new frontiers in Tele-Medicines and Distance-Education by providing Broad-Band Connectivity up to the Villages. Around 20000 class-rooms of schools and colleges are covered under the Edu-Sat. Disaster Management, upgrading Land-Water Resources, by exploring the avenues of Space Technology; Gujarat is pioneer in Water resources Mapping, Land-Records Reforms, and Satellite Mapping Systems.

Gujarat has created National Hub BISEC-with the help of ISRO, added the C.M.

Shri Narendrabhai Modi outlined the various breakthroughs that have percolations up to grassroots in terms of Water Resource Map and 3-D Map at Panchayat level.

Emphasising the need to explore Microwave Imaging System for the discovery of the minerals, Chief Minister said that the technology can address the issues like global warming and climate change.

Gujarat has been making use of Space Technology for People's Grievances Redressal “Which is a Model-and also for other innovative initiatives in Watershed Management, Fisheries and various sectors.

Chairman ISRO Shri Madhavan Nayar elaborated the successful launching of the Chandrayaan and the exciting avenues opened up. He dwelt upon the Surveillance Planetary Science that has opened up with the Moon-Mission. The Indian Space Scientists have a proud privilege to enter the Six Nations Club.

Shri Madhavan Nayar observed that Shri Modiji is an excellent Chief Minister having vision of development, which had inspired and congratulated the ISRO team after the successful launching of Chandrayaan. To preserve and nurture the natural resources, for consistent and sustainable development the Satellite mapping technology is very crucial. He cited the landmark breakthroughs in water conservation, ground water recharge, and other people centred and people oriented welfare potential of the technology. He elaborated the disaster preparedness, Web Base Global Image and Map services.

Chief Minister felicitated Shri Madhavan Nayar with a memento for the breakthrough achieved in the Mission-Chandrayaan.

Chairman INCA Dr P.K.Shrivastava outlined the theme of the conference.

Principal Secretary to the C.M. Shri K.Kailasnatahn, top officials, scientists, students of the Space Science Faculty were among the others who attended the inauguration ceremony.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed policy makers in the domain of education and skill development, students and teachers, across the country via video conferencing, to mark the completion of one year of reforms under the National Education Policy 2020. He also launched multiple initiatives in the education sector.

Congratulating the countrymen and students for New Education Policy completing one year, the Prime Minister lauded the hard work of teachers, professors, policymakers in realizing the New education policy on the ground, even during the difficult time of Covid-19.  Noting the significance of the year ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the Prime Minister said that the new Education Policy will play a major role in this important period. The Prime Minister said our future progress and growth is dependent on the level of education and direction given to our youth today. “I believe that is one of the bigger factors in ‘mahayagya’ of national development”, said the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister noted the changes brought by the pandemic and how normal online education became for the students. More than 23 hundred crore hits on Diksha portal bear testimony to the utility of portals like Diksha and Swayam. 

The Prime Minister noted the strides made by the youth from small towns. He cited great performance at the Tokyo Olympics by the youth from such towns. He lauded the efforts of the youth in the fields of robotics, AI, start-ups and their leadership in industry 4.0. He said if the younger generation gets the environment suitable for their dreams, there is no limit to their growth. He stressed that today’s youth wants to decide their systems and their world on their own terms. They need exposure and freedom from the shackles and restrictions.  New Education Policy, assures our youth that the country is fully with them and their aspirations. Artificial Intelligence programme which was launched today will make the student future oriented and will pave the way for AI-driven economy. Similarly, National Digital Education Architecture, (NDEAR) and National Education Technology Forum (NETF) will go a long way in providing a digital and technological framework to the entire country, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister highlighted the openness and absence of pressure in the New Education Policy. He said that there is an openness at policy level and openness is also visible in the options available to the students.  Options like multiple entry and exit will free students from the restrictions of staying in one class and one course. Similarly, modern technology based Academic Bank of Credit system will bring revolutionary change. This will give confidence to the student in choosing stream and subjects. 'Structured Assessment for Analyzing Learning levels', SAFAL will take away the fear of examination. The Prime Minister reiterated that these new programmes have the capability to change India’s destiny.

Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of local languages as medium of instructions. The Prime Minister informed that14 engineering colleges of 8 states are starting to impart education in 5 Indian languages Hindi, Tamil, Telugu. Marathi and Bangla. A tool has been developed for translating engineering course in 11 languages.  This emphasis on mother tongue as the medium of instruction will instil confidence in the students from poor, rural and tribal background. Even in the elementary education mother tongue is being promoted and Vidya Praveshprogamme, launched today, will play a big role in that. He also informed that Indian sign language, for the first time, has been accorded the status of language subject. Students will be able to study it as language also. There are more than 3 lakh student who need sign language for their education. This will give a boost to Indian sign language and will help the divyang people, said the Prime Minister.

Underlining the critical role of teachers, the Prime Minister informed that from the formulation stage to implementation, teachers are active part of New Education Policy. NISHTHA 2.0, launched today will provide training to teachers as per their needs and they will be able to give their suggestions to the department.

Prime Minister launched the Academic Bank of Credit that will provide multiple entry and exit options for students in Higher education; 1st Year Engineering Programmes in Regional Languages and Guidelines for Internationalization of Higher Education. The initiatives to be launched also included Vidya Pravesh, a three month play based school preparation module for Grade 1 students; Indian Sign Language as a Subject at secondary level; NISHTHA 2.0, an integrated programme of teacher training designed by NCERT; SAFAL (Structured Assessment For Analyzing Learning Levels), a competency based assessment framework for Grades 3, 5 and 8 in CBSE schools; and a website dedicated to  Artificial Intelligence. The event also witnessed the launch of National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) and National Education Technology Forum (NETF).