Human Resources and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today launched the first on-line NISHTHA programme for one thousand 200 Key Resources Persons of Andhra Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Pokhriyal said, NISHTHA is a national initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement at the elementary stage under Samagra Shiksha -a flagship programme of the Ministry to improve learning outcomes. The Minister added that NISHTHA in face-to-face mode was launched on 21st August last year.
He said, thereafter 33 states and Union Territories have launched this programme in collaboration under Samagra Shiksha. In 29 States and UTs, the NISHTHA training programme has been completed by the NCERT at the state level.
The Minister highlighted that around 23 thousand Key Resource Persons and more than 17 lakh teachers and school heads have been covered under NISHTHA face to face mode till date. He said, due to COVID-19 pandemic situation, sudden lockdown has affected the conduct of this programme in face-to-face mode. Mr Pokhriyal said, for providing training to remaining 24 lakh teachers and school heads, NISHTHA has been customized for online mode to be conducted through DIKSHA and NISHTHA portals by the NCERT.