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IISER Pune at the Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam 2023

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IISER Pune participated at the Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam (ABSS) held during July 29-30, 2023 at New Delhi. This event was jointly organised by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship as part of the 3rd Anniversary of the National Education Policy-2020. 

Team members from the Science Activity Centre, Ashok Rupner and Ankish Tirpude, represented IISER Pune at an exhibition stall at the event which highlighted the implementation of NEP 2020 at IISER Pune and demonstrated the use of low-cost hands-on activities in the teaching and learning of science and mathematics. IISER Pune Director Prof. Sunil Bhagwat and Dean Academics Prof. Girish Ratnaparkhi also participated at the 2-day event which included talks and panel discussions on thematic areas focused on building an equitable, inclusive, and plural society as envisaged by National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi who addressed the inaugural session at the event visited the stall where our members demonstrated a few activities that can be incorporated into the curriculum for better teaching and learning outcomes. 
Two photos with PM Shri Narendra Modi and 2-3 members demonstrating science toys at the exhibition
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan (Hon'ble Education Minister, Government of India) Dr. Subhas Sarkar (Union Minister of State for Education, Government of India); Shri. Sanjay Kumar (Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy Ministry of Education, Govt. of India); Shri K. Sanjay Murthy (Secretary, Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India); Shri Abhay Jere (Vice Chairman AICTE & Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), Ministry of Education, Govt. of India); Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe (Chairman of EC National Assessment and Accreditation Council Educational (NAAC)) were among some of the delegates who visited the stall. 
About 7000 visitors, mainly school students and teachers, visited IISER Pune's stall during the first day of the event. Many students and educators got an opportunity to try out some of the science toys on display at the stall.  

Over the two days, many delegates attending the event, including BoG Chairperson of IISER Kolkata and IISER Thiruvananthapuram Dr. Arvind Natu, IISER Thiruvananthapuram Director Prof. Jarugu Narasimha Moorthy, and Director of IISER Berhampur Prof. Ashok Ganguly stopped by at the IISER Pune stall to interact with our members and to go over the display. 
news release by the Ministry of Education informed that around 3000 academicians and experts attended 16 thematic sessions in all and discussed best practices and ideas for implementing NEP-2020-led education reforms during this two-day event.