Central Government of India is keen on eradicating illiteracy from the Country and to achieve the same, some major steps have been taken by the Government. Setting-up of Electronic library is the stepping step in this process. During an event ‘Talkathon’ organized by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani said, “India is making significant changes in the next six months. The first mega project is the national e-library wherein the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology), IIMs (Indian Institute of Management), NCERT (National Council for Educational Research and Training) and also the National Archives will be pooled in. On one platform, maximum education resources will be provided. Even the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation) nations have asked us to extend these resources to them and we are doing it.”
The Government is going to launch an online portal to bring together the combined talent of IIT, IIM, CBSE, NIOS and students, faculties and administrative heads from leading institutions under one roof, this will help to provide quality education to students of classes 9 to 12, the most important years in the life of a student. The portal will be known as ‘Study Webs of Active-Learning of Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM)’.
HRD Minister added, “Education will be provide free and exams can be given at any of the 500 earmarked centres that will come up all over the country. Degrees and diplomas will be given if you pass the exam.”
Smt. Smriti Irani embarks the step of setting up of a national electronic-library and project ‘Swayam’ as remarkable to achieve the target of zero illiteracy in the country. This kind of step was taken few days back when NCTE website got revamped.
Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman interacted with netizens on the micro-blogging platform ‘Twitter’ using “#AskYourGovt @MIB_India” and the session was streamed live on the YouTube Channel of Information and Brodcasting Minitry.