New Delhi (PTI) UNESCO has recognised the Ministry of Education’s use of ICT through the “PM eVidya” project during the Covid epidemic, authorities stated on Sunday. The PM eVIDYA initiative was launched by the ministry in May 2020 as part of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan,’ which combines all activities connected to digital, online, and on-air education to offer multi-mode access for delivering education while minimising learning losses.
“The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the application of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in Education for the year 2021 has been given to the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), a constituent institution of the NCERT,” a senior education ministry official said.
“In keeping with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Goal 4 on Education, this award recognises creative initiatives in utilising new technology to increase educational and lifetime learning opportunities for all,” the official added. The prize, which was established in 2005 with the support of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recognises individuals and organisations that are implementing outstanding projects and encouraging the creative use of technology to improve learning, teaching, and overall educational performance in the digital age.