NEW DELHI: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Monday launched the ‘National Initiative for Reading Comprehension and Arithmetic Proficiency’ (Nipun Bharat) to ensure that By 2026-27, every child in the country must be able to acquire basic literacy and basic knowledge of arithmetic by the time they reach the third standard. This initiative, prepared as per the new National Education Policy (NEP), has been started under the aegis of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Samagra Shiksha.
It will focus on providing access to and retaining children in the early years of school education, building teacher capacity, developing high quality and diverse student and teacher resources, and tracking each child’s progress through the process. . Nishank said, “Nipun Bharat aims to meet the learning needs of children in the age group of three to nine years. Also read: Surfside Building Accident: Death toll rises to 28, 117 people still missing
Teachers need to focus on each child to develop basic, literacy and arithmetic skills which will help them to develop as better readers and writers. Thus, Nipun Bharat envisages making the learning experience holistic, integrated, inclusive, enjoyable and engaging at the grassroots level.”