New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said 14,500 schools across the country would be developed and upgraded under the Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India (PM-SHRI) Yojana.
On the occasion of Teacher's Day, Modi said the PM-SHRI schools would become model schools, encapsulating the full spirit of the new National Education Policy (NEP).
“Today, on #TeachersDay I am glad to announce a new initiative - the development and upgradation of 14,500 schools across India under the Pradhan Mantri Schools For Rising India (PM-SHRI) Yojana. These will become model schools which will encapsulate the full spirit of NEP," he said in a series of tweets.
"The PM-SHRI schools will have a modern, transformational and holistic method of imparting education. Emphasis will be on a discovery-oriented, learning-centric way of teaching. The focus will also be on modern infra including the latest technology, smart classrooms, sports, and more," the PM said.
Noting that the NEP has transformed the education sector in recent years, he said, "I am certain that the PM-SHRI schools will further benefit lakhs of students across India in the spirit of NEP."