National Mission ‘NISHTHA’ launched in J&K
National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) was launched in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a pioneer scheme that was earlier launched across country by HRD Ministry on August 2019. This National Mission aims at improving learning outcomes at Elementary level through integrated Teacher Trainings.
Objective: Mission aims to build capacities of 42 lakh participants covering all teachers and Heads of Schools at elementary level in all Government Schools across India as well as faculty members of State Institute of Education (SIE)/ State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERTs), District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) etc.
Features: The training will be conducted by 33120 Key Resource Persons (KRPs) and State Resource Persons (SRPs) identified by respective States and UTs, who will be trained by 120 National Resource Persons (NRPs) from NCERT, CBSE, NIEPA, NGOs, Navodaya Vidyala Samiti (NVS), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Under the programme a total of 86000 Elementary teachers of Government Schools will be trained in J&K. The First phase of training has been scheduled from 14 to 18 of November 2019 at University of Jammu, in which a total of 354 resource persons will be trained by National Resource Group from NCERT/NIEPA.