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NGO Pratham awarded Indira Gandhi Prize

Set up in 1995 in Mumbai by Dr Madhav Chavan and Farida Lambay, Pratham is dedicated to improving the quality of education for underprivileged children in India and across the world.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: November 20, 2021 9:46:10 am
The organisation started its work in the Mumbai slums, setting up community-based pre-schools. (Facebook/Pratham Education Foundation)

Pratham, the NGO working to expand the scope for education in India, has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for this year, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust said in a statement on Friday.

“The 2021 price is awarded to Pratham for its pioneering work over more than a quarter century in seeking to ensure that every child has access to quality education, for its innovative use of digital technology to deliver education… for its regular evaluation of the quality of education, and for its timely response in enabling children to learn during the Covid-19-related school closures,” it said.

The NGO thanked its supporters and the jury. “The Pratham team would like to thank the jury and all our supporters across the globe for recognising our work,”
Set up in 1995 by Dr Madhav Chavan and Farida Lambay, Pratham is widely regarded for its annual surveys to assess education outcomes and learning deficiencies.

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