Union HRD (Human Resource Development) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Minister of State (MoS) for HRD Sanjay Dhotre have jointly launched the first online National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) programme for 1,200 key resources persons (KRPs) of Andhra Pradesh (AP), virtually from New Delhi.
- It is to be noted that, originally NISHTHA was launched in face-to-face mode in August 2019, but COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has affected the conduct of this programme, therefore, NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) has customised NISHTHA for an online mode through the DIKSHA and NISHTHA portals.
- NISHTHA is organised at the elementary stage under Samagra Shiksha, a Centrally sponsored flagship programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to improve learning outcomes and holistic development of children
NISHTHA is the world’s largest teachers’ training programme of its kind. 33 states and union territories launched this programme in collaboration under Samagra Shiksha.
- In 29 states/union territories (UTs) the NCERT completed the NISHTHA training at state level.The training programme at the state level in 4 States/UTs (Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, J&K and Bihar) are still in progress.
- A district-level teacher training programme has been initiated in 23 states/UTs.
In NISHTHA-face-to-face, first level training had been provided by the National Resource Group (NRG) to the KRPs and State Resource Persons-Leadership (SRPs-L) identified by the states/UTs. Then KRPs and SRPs-L had provided training directly to teachers at block level. In NISHTHA –online also, KRPs will play a role of mentors for the teachers, who will take online NISHTHA training on DIKSHA later on.
About Andhra Pradesh:
Chief Minister (CM)– Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy
Governor– Biswabhusan Harichandan