newstimesindia.com [Edited by: Irfan Sheikh]

Last updated: 31-01-2018 00:20:05 AM

  • One of the leading software giant from India is keen on taking up the responsiblity of training more people in the field of education.The government needs to step up investment in education as it is less than the global average, said Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd. Premji said that the government’s claim of 2.5 per cent of GDP in education has not been completely realised and the current spend should be utilised with reason. “China spends about 5 per cent of GDP on education and the world’s average stands at 6 per cent,” he added. He felt that consistent efforts and investments should be made to improve infrastructure, teacher training and quality of education. “About 83 per cent of the primary and secondary schools in the country are run by the government but there are not many that measure up to a standard,” Premji said. He was of the view that the new education policy, will provide significant uplift to public education. Premji also emphasised the need for early childhood education by integrating anganwadis with the current education system. “There are 13 lakh anganwadis in the country. We need to invest more in them,” he added. He pointed out that a study done by Azim Premji Foundation revealed that public education offers better quality education than private schools. Additionally, the proximity of public schools encourages parents to send their girl child to school. But the challenge is the dearth of quality and committed teachers, who could make a difference, he stated. “Empowering teachers in government schools by improving teacher education is key to improving public education,” he noted. Another challenge, according to him, is the lack of quality teacher training institutions. There are over 2,000 institutions in the country but over 95 per cent of them are bogus. They lack the infrastructure and right staff. “There is a need for government intervention to shut down such institutions and create capacity for training teachers,” he said. 

    Premji had recently met the Prime Minister and told him about his interest in the field of education.The PM was glad to know about the education venture of Wipro and he assured all help to the software tycoon.

    India needs more skilled professionals to give quality services:

    There are 13.42 lakh operational Anganwadi Centres in India as on 31.12.2014 There are 13.42 lakh operational anganwadis (AWCs) in India as on 31.12.2014. These anganwadis include 187997 (Uttar Pradesh), 114434 (West Bengal), 108010 (Maharastra), 91677 (Bihar), 71140 (Odisha), and 64518 (Karnataka) among others. As per schematic norms of the ICDS Scheme, Anganwadi Workers and Helpers are honorary women workers. As per available information, there are 24.58 lakh women viz. 12.93 lakh Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and 11.65 lakh Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) in-position/ working in these AWCs as on This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in a written reply to an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha.

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    कारोबारी साथी सहयोग प्रदान करेंगे। समय बहुत उत्तम है, सफलता मिलेगी कामकाज में आप उत्साहित रहेंगे। संतान की ओर से शुभ समाचार।

    Gemini

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    Cancer

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    Leo

    दोस्त व सहयोगी आगे बढ़ कर साथ देंेगे। लंबी यात्राओं की संभावना है। जो लाभकारी रहेगी। आपकी योजनाएं एवं कामनाएं पूरी होने का समय है। मन प्रसन्ना रहेगा।

    Virgo

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    Libra

    तनाव की आशंका है। छोटा किन्तु घातक समय है। स्वास्थ्य गड़बड़ा सकता है। वाहन चलाने में सावधानी बरतें आर्थिक संकट बढ़ने के संकेत।

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    आय बढ़ेगी। मनमाफिक कार्य होने से प्रसन्नाता। सामाजिक कार्यों में मान-सम्मान मिलेगा। पुराने मित्रों से मुलाकात होगी। जमीन जायदाद के सौदे हो सकते हैं।

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    व्यवसायिक सम्पत्ति में बढ़ोत्तरी होगी। आज आप काफी व्यस्त रहेंगे। स्वभाव में ताजगी बनी रहेगी। स्वास्थ्य के प्रति थोड़ा सजग रहें।

    Aquarius

    मन में उल्लास रहेगा। मित्रों व परिजनों के साधनों का लाभ मिलेगा। साझेदार अच्छे से साथ निभाएंगे। परिवार के लोग आपके तरफ आकर्षित रहेंगे।

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