DIKSHA - A national digital infrastructure for the teachers was launched by the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on September 5, 2017 at the 'National Awards to Teachers 2016' function. The launch took place on the occasion of Teachers' day, which is the annual commemoration of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary.
The new infrastructure is a brainchild of the Ministry of Human Resource Ministry. The HRD describes the new initiative as a unique one, which will focus on getting maximum advantage using the current digital infrastructure for the teachers of the country.
The step is focused on the entire life cycle of the teacher, from the point they are student teachers till their retirement.
The initiative will help the teachers to direct themselves, as they join the Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs)
Why is DIKSHA important?
One might wonder why we need such a step. Well the HRD ministry explains the need of such an initiative in a small video which rightly states that the future of the country lies in the hands of our very own teachers.
Also how the whole country is on its way to be digitally transformed, but in this huge change, teachers are left behind.
They need to be digitally equipped with the new and advancing technology. These are some of the beneficial uses of DIKSHA for the teachers:
- It will make sure that they can hone their skills anywhere and any time.
- They will be provided with access assessment resources, learn and train using it.
- In TEIs, their work and accomplishments will be recorded from the very start till the point their retire.
- This infrastructure can be customized according to their own ides.
- Content can be shared between multiple people and the infrastructure is multi channel, which means it can accessed on various formats like PCs, mobile phones, tablets etc.
Other Highlights of Teacher's Day
The DIKSHA Launch also saw the new cabinet Minister, and former Police Commissioner of Mumbai Mr. Satyapal Singh, Mos (HE) who addressed the awardee teachers at Vigyan Bhawan. The ceremony, which was organized for Teachers' Day, where 319 teachers were were honored with national Awards to Teachers 2016 by the Vice President.
On this occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi took up to the micro blogging site, Twitter and said:
On Teachers' Day, I salute the teaching community that is devoted to nurturing minds & spreading the joys of education in society.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 4, 2017
He also reminded us all that the teachers have a very important and vital role in realising the dream of 'New India', which as he mentioned in his tweet, is driven by cutting edge research & innovation.
We hope DIKSHA helps all the teachers and those who are aspiring to become one,and they get comfort in doing what they do the best.
Click here to know about DIKSHA on the official website - diksha.gov.in
Happy Teachers' day to all the teachers out there!