Imphal, April 3, 2018 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam Singh said that the children must be encouraged to dream and express their ideas into action. Emphasizing that the children must think outside the box, challenge problems with innovative solutions, the Minister said that they should increase their curiosity and improve thinking power. The society today needs innovators and achievers, good human beings, to become solution provider, he added.
The Minister was speaking as Chief Guest at the felicitation function of the Award Winning Audio and Video Programmes in the 22nd All India Children’s Educational Audio Video Festival and ICT Mela-2018, Bhopal, organized by the Directorate of State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) at the Multipurpose Hall, SCERT. The AICEAVF and ICT Mela-2018 programme was held under the CIET, NCERT, New Delhi. The Minister pointed out that the problem today is that the children have stopped dreaming unlike the children of the previous generations.
Congratulating the staffs of SCERT on their achievement Radheshyam said that today there is high advancement in the field of technology and the children must be taught to become experimental and inventive instead of pushing them to score marks in examination. He suggested that the children should be encouraged on how to think and be innovative as part of the programmes taken up by the SCERT.
Shri Dilip Mayengbam, Station Director, AIR Imphal said that to make the transmission of the Educational Broadcast Programme successful, every school must have radio to tune in to the programme. He said that the broadcasting of the programme was a challenge which was overcome through training the teachers. He further stated that the programme had become more popular with the inclusion of the prominent literature laureates of the State.
Mention maybe made that the SCERT, Manipur had won three awards for the Best Editing (Audio), 2018 for the programme titled Taramanga Suba Chahi Chagi Puwari (Audio Programme); Best Audio Programme (Teachers), 2018 for the programme titled Ahongba Sinmi (Audio Programme) and Best Video Programme (Teachers), 2018 The Head Teacher (Video Programme) in the 22nd AICEAVF and ICT Mela-2018.
All India Children’s Educational Audio Video Festival (AICEAVF) is one of the major children’s educational audio-video programme festivals of India, organised by Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), NCERT, Delhi. This event is being organized to promote creative expression amongst educational media professionals, teacher educators, teachers and students, originally started by CIET and State Institute of Educational Technology (SIETs). As the best audio, video, new media and ICT products are showcased, discussed, recognized, appreciated and awarded, such events contribute in longer run towards enhancing quality learning of the children. ICT Mela to showcase the best practices in ICTs in education is proposed to be organized concurrently involving teachers including awardees/students/other stakeholders.
The function was attended by the SCERT Director, Dr. M. Meenakumari, renowned artist and concerned officials of the Department.