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PM Modi seeks greater synergy between Digital India & Sarva Sikhsha Abhiyan

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for each school in India to plan its own targets which it aims to achieve by 2022, the country’s 75th year of independence.

Reviewing the progress of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, the government’s flagship universal education programme at a high-level meeting here, Modi reiterated his suggestion for competitions among various schools, an official release said.

The prime minister asked officials to explore the possibility of a twinning arrangement between one class of a school in an urban area, and one class of a school in a rural area.

He said the best teaching practices should be identified, and a repository of the same created, for wider dissemination.

Modi said basic data for all school teachers, such as Aadhaar numbers, email IDs and mobile numbers should be maintained in a database.

He also reiterated his call for an aptitude test for all students and called for greater synergy between the Digital India initiative and related programmes of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

 

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India to Issue Chip-based e-passports, Says PM Narendra Modi

Organised by the External Affairs Ministry and the Uttar Pradesh government, the Indian diaspora conclave this year has over 5,000 delegates registered

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The government's endeavour was to see to it that Indians were happy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said work is on to issue chip-based e-passports to Indian citizens under a centralized passport system.

“Our embassies and consulates are being connected to the Passport Seva Project worldwide,” he said addressing the inaugural ceremony of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 here.

“This will prepare a centralized system connected to the passport service for all of you,” he added. “Going one step ahead, work is on for issuing of the chip-based e-passport.”

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He also said that work was on to simplify the process of issuing visas to PIO (Person of Indian Origin) and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) cards.

The government’s endeavour was to see to it that Indians were happy and safe wherever they live abroad, he said.

“In the last four-and-a-half years, more than two lakh Indians stranded in crisis situations abroad have been helped by the government and its efforts,” he said.

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Modi’s Mauritius counterpart Pravind Jugnauth, the chief guest at the event, commended India’s efforts in reaching out to the diaspora.

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Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj welcomed the gathering.

Organised by the External Affairs Ministry and the Uttar Pradesh government, the Indian diaspora conclave this year has over 5,000 delegates registered. (IANS)