NISHTHA, the National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement, was launched by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to improve learning outcomes at the elementary level in schools. The programme was launched at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi on August 21, 2019.
NISHTHA is the largest teachers’ training programme of its kind in the world. During the launch of the programme, NISHTHA Website, primer booklet, training modules and a mobile app was also launched.
The main objective of the NISHTHA programme is to equip and motivate the teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking among students. The massive training programme will increase awareness among the teachers and help them develop their skills on various aspects related to inclusive education, competency-based learning and testing, learning outcomes, learner-centered pedagogy, ICT in teaching-learning including Artificial Intelligence, pre-school, pre-vocational education and school-based assessment