OAVS Advisor Dr Sahoo Presents Odisha’s Efforts At ‘Samagra Shiskha – Empowering India Awards 2020’


New Delhi: Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor cum Working President of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan (OAVS), showcased how Odisha Government is racing ahead and creating a benchmark in making OAV students aspirational and OAVS a model to be emulated by the nation with a promise to build a better India through education at the Samagra Shiksha – Empowering India Awards 2020′ held at New Delhi on February 19, 2020. He was invited to address on the topic “Accessibility, Affordability and Quality – Can we have it all : How could we build an education ecosystem & are institutions geared up to transform?”

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of HRD was the chief guest at the event.

Dr Sahoo, in his address, said that Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya is a brain child of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and how he puts stress on ‘Accessibility, Affordability and Quality’ through public education system.

The 314 OAVs, one in each block will give an opportunity for every rural deserving child free and quality education, he added.

According to a press statement, he touched upon the different aspects of quality education and how to make it available to each child, the various issues pertaining to teaching and learning. He suggested measures to bridge the gap between public and private school and raise the government school standards at par with private schools.

He laid emphasis on infusion of technology into teaching and learning to bring about a remarkable transformation in the government schools.

Sarva Shiksha – Empowering India Awards’ has been conceptualised to honour the excellence in providing quality education to economically weaker sections in association with Knowledge Partner- National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), Quality Council of India.


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