As per the instructions of the HRD Minister Smriti Irani, there will be a separate academy set up to train teachers to impart education to differently-abled children and address their challenges.
She told at the UNESCO conference organized on the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for persons with disabilities that the academy and institutions will be developed in order that teachers can be specially trained for those who are differently able and their challenges and needs are addressed within the educational system.
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In this year’s general budget there was a mission launched named as Madan Mohan Malviya teaching mission that acknowledges the need to train teachers to address challenges of specially-abled children. Rs 500 crore has been allocated toward this initiative by the government. The minister also shared plans to engage the best of practices the world has to offer in the field of ICT and education.
All this is done so that the government can adapt these technologies and methodologies and the citizens of the nation can be helped.
In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of spreading knowledge through the digital India drive, she said the government has decided to spread education through ICT to remotest the corner.
Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova later called on Irani during which both emphasised on strengthening the cooperation with the UN body across all the areas of its competence. Irani thanked Bokova for relocating the statue of Shri Aurobindo in the UNESCO premises in Paris.