Narendra Modi on Teacher Education at BHU Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the birthday of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya with an event at the Banaras Hindu University, BHU, laying the foundation for a Teacher Education Center.

Narendra Modi's speech at the event on Teacher Education echoed HRD Minister's recent silent reform on Teacher Education (see Niti Exclusive on Smriti Irani’s silent reform).

The Prime Minister spoke at length on the need for a strong foundation for Teacher Education with an emphasis starting early with Secondary School Students seeing a pathway to Teaching as an attractive career option. The Prime Minister also spoke of building an army of Teachers that India becomes the global hub for teaching with Indian expat teachers becoming Ambassadors for Brand India.

Speaking on the need for tapping into traditional skills and connecting them with e-commerce marketplaces, the Prime Minister expanded on his convergent thinking between Digital India and Skilled India. The PM also spoke on the recent United Nations resolution for an International Yoga Day with a record more than 170 countries supporting the move.

With an emphasis on transforming Tourism the Prime Minister spoke on innovative ideas to keep visitors to Kashi engaged with an ultimate aim of boosting the local economy and creating a multitude of jobs. Expanding on how cultural events in Varanasi can further the social themes of Swacch Bharat and Beti Bachao Narendra Modi sought to target multiple objectives - Cleanliness in Tourist Sites and Social Change through Literature and Performing Arts.

Courtesy Niti Central

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