Pranab Mukherjee Launches Sisodia's Book 'Shiksha'
The book documents his experience as an education minister in transforming the public education system in the national capital.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee launched the book ‘Shiksha – A journey’ that is written by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The book documents his experience as an education minister in transforming the public education system in the national capital. Described as a book of hope, it will interest a wide spectrum of readers, including those exploring ideas of a welfare state, in the present and the future.
Speaking at the launch, Mukherjee lauded Sisodia for writing for the ordinary teachers, practitioners of education and scholars. He said, “The book is important as it is based on Sisodia's experiences as the education minister of the Delhi government. The world today is not merely talking of GDP, industrial and agricultural product and services, the world wants more.”
He also said that the book is based not on theory, but practical education, as it was written as per his experiences as the education minister of Delhi.
With his strong understanding of ground realities, the Education Minister has been instrumental in ushering in such a transformation. In his book, Sisodia recounts the journey of raising the bar of public education in the state and the challenges he overcame to improve the infrastructure and quality of schooling.
At the launch, Sisodia spoke of the dissatisfaction felt by the Delhi government upon seeing the underachieving government schooling system and the decision undertaken by them to uplift the state of government schools in Delhi.
The minister said, “The aim has been to completely eradicate the difference between a government school and a private school. Providing quality education and entrepreneurial mindset to our children has been our priority."
“The work done by the Delhi government to improve the quality of education being imparted has been recognised not only by our own state but has set an example for the entire country," he added.
While working as education Minister of Delhi, Sisodia's work on education has been getting national and international attention. He has presented Delhi's education model at various international education platforms.
Sisodia was also awarded 'finest education minister of the country’ by Pranab Mukherjee.
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