The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today called for each school in the country to plan its own targets, which it aims to achieve by 2022, India's 75th year of independence. Reviewing the progress of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan at a high-level meeting, the Prime Minister reiterated his suggestion for Swachh Bharat – Swachh Vidyalaya competitions among various schools.
The Prime Minister asked concerned officials to explore the possibility of a twinning arrangement between one class of a school in an urban area, and one class of a school in a rural area. He said best teaching practices should be identified, and a repository of the same created, for wider dissemination.
The Prime Minister said basic data for all school teachers, such as Aadhaar numbers, email IDs and mobile numbers should be maintained in a database.
Shri Narendra Modi reiterated his call for an aptitude test to be conducted for all students. He also called for greater synergy between the Digital India initiative, and related programmes of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
The Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, and senior officials from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, NITI Aayog, and PMO were present on the occasion.