Bhubaneswar:2/9/19:The 59th Foundation Day of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) was celebrated at Regional Institute of Education Bhubaneswar on 1st , September 2019. The programme was initiated by lighting the lamp and Saraswati Vandana. A welcome song was presented by the students. The Principal, Prof. P.C.Agarwal , RIE Bhubaneswar honoured the chief guest , Prof. Sabita Prava Pattnaik, Former Principal, RIE Bhubaneswar. Principal, Prof. P.C. Agarwal stressed on the motto of NCERT and threw light on the activities of RIE, Bhubaneswar.
The Chief Guest, Prof. Sabita Prava Pattnaik, shared her views on modernity and tradition. Prof. Anoop Kumar, Dean of Instruction enlighten the audience about the aims and objectives of NCERT and RIEs . A Short Documentary Film titled“Glimpses of RIE, Bhubaneswar : A Journey Towards Academic Excellence” was screened on the eve of 59th Foundation day, which was successfully made under the guidance of Prof. Sakti Prasad Mishra , Nodal Officer ICT Studio , RIE, Bhubaneswar.
The Students of RIE ,Bhubaneswar performed various beautiful cultural programmes on this occasion. The whole arrangement of 59th Foundation Day programme was very systematically coordinated by Prof . Dr. Gowaramma I.P., HOD, Education Department, RIE, Bhubaneswar. The programme concluded with the Vote of thanks given by Mrs.Usha Kapoor , Administrative Officer , RIE , Bhubaneswar.
About NCERT: The Government of India’s Ministry of Education resolved on 27 July 1961 to establish the National Council of Educational Research and Training, which formally began operation on 1 September 1961. The Council was formed by merging seven existing national government institutions, namely the Central Institute of Education, the Central Bureau of Textbook Research, the Central Bureau of Educational and Vocational Guidance, the Directorate of Extension Programmes for Secondary Education, the National Institute of Basic Education, the National Fundamental Education Centre, and the National Institute of Audio-Visual Education. It is separate from the National Council for Teacher Education.
The NCERT was established with the agenda to design and support a common system of education which is national in character and also enables and encourages the diverse culture across the country.