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Union education minister unveils Jadui Pitara

February 21, 2023

Union minister for education Dharmendra Pradhan launched Learning – Teaching material for Foundational Stage in New Delhi on Monday in alignment with the vision of National Educational Policy 2022 implementation.

Pradhan said that it was a historic day in making the learning landscape more vibrant. In line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ‘Jadui Pitara’ -a play-based learning-teaching material tailored for children between the age group of 3-8 years was launched. The minister also urged NCERT to leverage technology to translate the materials in the ‘Jadui Pitara’ in local languages.

This targets children at the Foundational Stage – ages 3-8- which the NEP believes learn best and effectively through play.

 ‘Jadui Pitara’ comprises playbooks, toys, puzzles, posters, flash cards, story books, worksheets as well as reflecting the local culture, social context and languages is designed to pique curiosity and accommodate the diverse needs of learners in the foundational stage.

He said that ‘Jadui Pitara’ developed under the National Curriculum Framework is available in 13 Indian languages. It is a giant leap towards enriching the learning-teaching environment and making it more child-centric, lively and joyful for the Amrit Generation as envisioned in the NEP 2020.

These resources are proposed to be made digitally available on DIKSHA platform – portal and mobile app.

What “Jaadui Pitara” includes:

  • Toys, Puzzles, Puppets
  • Posters, Flash cards
  • Worksheets and attractive books
  • Local environment, context, and community related content

Source: PIB

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