Panaji: December 06, 2019 ….Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant recently launched DIKSHA, a digital service inspired program. The program is made by the efforts of teachers in many states to enhance and elevate school education in the country. The service which is a brainchild of MHRD and NCTE was launched at the official residence of Chief Minister in Altinho in the presence of Secretary Education, Smt. Nila Mohanan IAS, Director Ms. Vandana Rao IAS, Dy Director (Academic) Shri. Shailesh Zingade, SCERT Director Shri. Nagraj Honnekari were present for the same.
DIKSHA has introduced Energized (QR code imposed) textbooks which will allow for contribution and access to curated digital content for every chapter of the school textbook. There will be interactive audio-visual content, assessments and illustration aligned to school syllabus to make learning interesting and effective for state board students and teachers.
Students, parents and teachers can follow the instructions that will be provided in the textbook to download the mobile application to scan the QR code and access the state-of-the art content syllabus from the android smart phones.
For the academic year (2019-20), the QR codes will be imposed on two classes 5th class EVS and 6th class Mathematics in English Medium.
Goa is also the first state to launch the first DIKSHA Content Creation Competition which was held in March 2019. The winners of the competitions were felicitated by the Chief Minister on the occasion.
Teachers Smt. Trupti Umesh Mandrekar, Smt. Sulakshna V. Gadekar and Smt. Angela Monteiro were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively for creating valuable content for EVS in 5th class.
Teachers Smt. Sulakshna V. Gadekar, Smt. Maria Manisha D’Silva and Smt. Mafel Manscarenhas were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively for creating valuable content for Mathematics 6th class. Along with the winners, the State DIKSHA Content Review Committee members were awarded Certificates for appreciation by the Chief Minister.