While Rajasthan is known for its music and literature festival, the state will now host a first-of-its-kind ‘Festival of Education’, ‘ in Jaipur next year which will see convergence of academicians and faculty from across the globe.
The two-day event, to be held in April, will provide students and teachers a unique opportunity to interact and share ideas with their global peers, and improve teaching and learning experience.
The event, dubbed as an ‘entertaining and informative extravaganza’ by the state government, will be organised in partnership with Dubai-based education organisation ‘Gems Education’ with whom it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in September this year to fill the infrastructure gap and promote education.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, while unveiling the logo and the theme of the event here, said, “In Rajasthan, more and more students are getting enrolled in government schools than private schools as the government has taken a lot of initiatives in its three years tenure.”
“The state government is working hard to provide a level-playing field to every student in the state. The condition of government-run schools has improved manifold. The percentage of students getting enrolled in schools has increased so as the pass percentage of students.
“A lot of work has been undertaken in the three-year tenure of this government and a lot of initiatives are underway. The government has also started placing photos of teachers on the school walls so that students can recognise their teachers by face,” she said.
Underlining that teachers make a lot of difference by making students learn, Raje said the state government will provide training to teachers for the betterment of education.
“One teacher can change the lives of many students,” she said. Educationist and group president of GEMS Education India Amreesh A Chandra said the 10 best teachers of Rajasthan government-run schools will be felicitated in Dubai where they will have an opportunity to interact and share their teaching experience with world-level educators.
The event in Jaipur will hold teaching and learning sessions, with concerts, master classes, exhibitions and talent competition.
Gems education, in partnership with the state government, will adopt 50 Adarsh and Utkarsh Vidyalayas in the state and try to fill the infrastructure gap.
With an objective of improving teaching and learning process, it will contribute towards curriculum enhancement and capacity building. It will also adopt five District Institution of Education and Training (DIET) and State Institute of Education Research and Training (SIERT) Udaipur.
— with inputs from PTI