The Sikkim Department of Education and the Department of Education, Government of NCT Delhi on Saturday signed an MoU at Delhi to carry out programmes under the ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ being initiated by the Union government.
A press release informs that the MoU was signed by GP Upadhyaya, additional chief secretary, Sikkim and Sandeep Kumar, principal secretary (Education), NCT Delhi.
As per the ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ programme, totally different States are paired up with other States. Sikkim has been paired up with Delhi for the year 2019-20 for this programme, the press release mentions.
The two governments have agreed on many broad points as well as showcasing the wealthy heritage and culture, customs and traditions of either State for sanctioning individuals to grasp and appreciate the range that's India, therefore fostering a way of common identity.
Sikkim and Delhi conjointly united to form an environment that promotes learning between the two regions by sharing best practices and experiences. Student and teacher exchange programmes, sharing of best practices in governance within the field of health care, education, sanitation, tourism, Panchayati Raj, and use of technology and organising essay competition and online quizzes on ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ State-specific themes area unit the activities to be undertaken.
The other activities mentioned are sponsoring literature translation and literature visits, dance and cultural festivals, and organising mountaineering/ trekking and encampment expedition for college students of the States to their paired States are to be done till June 2020.