Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will launch NIPUN Bharat today

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

The Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education will launch National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat) today.

It is a five-tier implementation mechanism that will be set up at the national-state-district-block-school. The Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will launch it virtually.

The initiative is part of the National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy. The virtual session will have a video, anthem and some guidelines related to the initiative NIPUN Bharat.

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The event will be attended by all senior officials from all the states. The vision of the NIPUN Bharat Mission is to create an environment for universal acquisition of literacy and numeracy so the child becomes competent enough to read, write and understands numeracy by the end of Grade 3, and by 2026-27.

The launch of NIPUN Bharat marks an important step undertaken by the Department of School Education and Literacy, among a series of measures taken for implementation of the National Education Policy 2020, that was released on 29th July 2020.