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Department of School Education and Literacy to celebrate iconic week from 17th January – 21st January,2022

Newdelhi:16/1 /22:Department of School Education and Literacy will be celebrating the iconic week under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from 17th January – 21st January 2022.

As part of the iconic week, the Department of School Education and Literacy will organize a series of events. These will include a two-day  International webinar on Toys and Games to Play, Make and Learn,  27th National Annual Conference of Sahodaya School Complexes and a webinar on Inclusive Education.

The Webinar on Inclusive Education will be organised in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), on 17.01.2022 through virtual and physical mode. The theme of the webinar will be ‘Ed Tech start-ups focused on children with special needs.  Senior Officers of the Ministry of Education, Principals  State IE coordinators, parents and other stakeholders will participate in the event. The main objective of the webinar is to make parents and teachers aware of the technology and assistive devices available for children with Special Needs.

CBSE will organize the 27th edition of National Conference of its Sahodaya School Complexes on the theme ‘PUNARNAVA – REDISCOVERY OF INDIA @75’ in collaboration with the Sahodaya School Complex, Gwalior on 17th and 18th January 2022 in a hybrid model. The conference aims to engage participants in co-creating and contributing towards a sustainable future. It also aims at enabling the Principals and Management of CBSE affiliated schools to understand the new policies and innovative practices that have been launched by the Board in pursuance of  NEP 2020.

A two day International Webinar will be organised on 20th and 21st January 2022, with the aim of rediscovering the role of toys in cognitive development of children and promoting the art of creating toys with help of low/no-cost materials which are not only environmentally sustainable but ignite creativity collaboration and problem-solving skills in children. During two days of the Webinar, focus will be on different aspects of toys at all stages of school education across all subjects and their mapping; pedagogical implications of toys; toys and games as learning through play and make; living/ local tradition of toy making; courses for designing toys and games as skill courses in school Education, etc. The outcome of the Webinar will lay a roadmap for the infusion and integration of toys and games in education at all stages.

The Department of Higher Education is also being organized from 10th January – 17th January 2022 under the name ‘National Innovation Week’. The Innovation week highlighted the various initiatives undertaken to spread awareness to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in India.  An E-Symposium on ‘Building Innovation Ecosystem in Educational Institutions’, webinar on cyber security empowerment of Higher Education Institutions, virtual launch of capacity building of faculty as master trainers for Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) as part of Unnat Bharat were organized during the iconic week.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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