In recent years, India has seen a massive revolution toward adopting digital solutions in education and recruitment sectors. With the current central government’s focus on transforming the country into a digital hub, there is suddenly more emphasis toward transforming the entrance, recruitment and academic assessment processes.
Following the same path, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has also started working in the same direction, working tirelessly towards uplifting the educational infrastructure in government schools through use of digital literacy.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh, has launched a social initiative, AP Janmabhoomi, under the leadership of the Special Representative for North America focusing on three key developmental schemes: Digital Classrooms, Anganwadi Centers, and Crematoriums.
Through AP Janmabhoomi, the attempt is to bridge the gap between the privileged private schools and district government schools has been a constant one. The flagship social initiative of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, which involves NRIs to contribute with the intent of working for the advancement of the sunrise state, is taking strides to bring digital aids to such government schools to maintain equilibrium in this regard.
According to analysts, visually improved presentation through use of graphics increases students’ interests in classrooms. The fact that such initiatives and programmes are well-received proves that rural schools are ready for new-age teaching methods through digital classrooms. All they need is implementation on a large-scale to ensure quality education.
As part of the AP Janmabhoomi initiative, four Digital Classrooms were launched today in three different districts in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Two digital classrooms were donated by Shri Venkat Veerapaneni as well as Shri Venkat Vardinenei in Dargamitta, Nellore District; the inauguration ceremony was carried out by the Collector, Nellore District who honoured the event with his presence along with the District Educational Officer, Nellore District. One digital classroom, MPPS Movva, was donated by Shri Satish Vemuri in Movva village, Krishna District who also graced the inaugural ceremony with his presence. One Digital Classroom was donated by Shri Anamolu Satyannarayanain and Shri Anamolu Balamurali who are both Snehasthalu members, at MPPS Lakshmi Narasimha Colony, Perecharla, Medikonduru mandal, Guntur District. The launch was graced by the presence of public representatives such as D Venkata Swamy, Sarpanch; M Rajesh, MPTC; Sambasiva Rao, ZPTC as well as P Vijaya kumari, Government MEO.
The digital classroom services include: setting up of infrastructure and technology in schools; providing digitised course-ware and maintenance support to teachers; educating teachers and the management on technology usage and conduct special interactive sessions, sometimes through VSAT.
It is essential to implement the new digitised education tools in rural India. Introduction of such ed-tech tools can solve the problems of mass reach, quality and relevant education. Teachers will be available via virtual classrooms, thereby plugging the problem of unwillingness in educationists to be physically present in many such areas.
The AP Janmabhoomi initiative, directly works to uproot the principal challenges to any state’s success, which are the inadequate development of educational infrastructure. The causes directly related to the same are the standards of teaching-curriculum, available teaching faculties as well as provision of digital aids. Under the leadership of Mr. Jayaram Komati, special representative of North America, AP Janmabhoomi is working to take forward the vision of honorable Chief Minister Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu, which focuses on three main principles namely, digitaised schools, development of Anganwadi Centers and construction of crematoriums.
This project aims to focus on helping schools in Andhra Pradesh co-opt a technology-driven learning environment so that students can learn and perform better. Recognising the importance of being digitally empowered in today’s age, the programme aims at equipping schools to give students exciting, effective and comprehensive classroom learning experiences, using tools such as interactive whiteboards, digital content and classroom software. The initiative also works towards providing digital content from leading service providers in both English and Telugu.
This event is an exemplification of how AP Janmabhoomi always believes in uplifting the standard of living of the people even from remote areas through various consistent and determined efforts.The different initiatives and workshops organized under the programme are a reflection of their faith and determination.