High quality, inclusive and safe education for every stressed child

Bhubaneswar: Participants in a national consultation on the 2019 National Education Policy draft emphasized the quality, inclusion and safety of education for each child.
The consultation, which took place today in Bhubaneswar, ended with a call to the Indian Government to focus on the general well-being of the child and to safeguard all its rights.
The consultation organized by the National Action and Co-ordination Group on the Elimination of Violence against Children in India (NACG India) in partnership with PECUC was opened by Professor Mohammad Fakiruddin, former Vice-Chairman of the CHSE.
Niranjan Sahoo, IAS, Director of Higher Education and Labor also spoke at the opening session. The opening session was chaired by Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Chairman of NACG India, and Mr. D. Roshan Kumar, Vice Chairman.
Experts on children’s rights and education from across the country participated in the discussions. Dr. Amiya Kuma Mohanty, Former Additional Director, Higher Education, Odisha & National Convenor of the Joint Education Forum, Ambarish Rai, National Convenor, RTE Forum, P. Victor Raj, National Convenor, CACL, Y. Rajendra Prashad, Coordinator, MV Foundation and Razia Ismail of the India Alliance for Child Rights discusses the draft National Education Policy 2019.
The different nuances of politics were discussed in plenary. In the second plenary session on improving the safety and protection of children in schools under the new education policy, panelists emphasized the need for measures to ensure the overall safety and protection of children in the education system.
Kasturi Mohapatra, Former Chairman, OSCPCR, Sanjay Misra, Former Member, Jharkhand SCPCR, Dr. Ing. P.C. Mohapatra, former director, SCERT, Ruby Rout, Country Director, Adoption Center, and Suryakant Kulkarni, former member of the Maharastra SCPCR, presented the need to strengthen this component in the new education policy.
Parallel sessions on school education led by Drs. Chiranjeeb Kakoty, to higher education led by Prof. Mohammad Fakiruddin and Manabendra Nath Mandal, on technology in education, vocational education led by Bibekananda Das and Anil Pradhan, and the transformation of education led by CJ George and Ruby Rout were discussed in detail recommendations for forwarding to the Ministry of Personnel Development of the Government of India.

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