Gangtok, 23 May:
Director, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education on Peace and Sustainable Development of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (MGIEP-UNESCO), Dr Anantha K Duriappah, called on Minister for Human Resource Development Department, RB Subba, on 22 May at the HRDD Head Office here, a press release from Director, Primary Education [HRDD], Bhim Thatal informs.
Dr Duriappah is currently on a two-day visit in Sikkim to observe the joint initiative of MGIEP-UNESCO and State Council of Educational Research and Training [SCERT], Sikkim for training text book writers of the State for embedding Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in text-books developed at SCERT.
MGIEP-UNESCO has engaged 10 experts from different countries including India for the joint initiative. The new textbooks for class I to III are planned to be ready by end of this year for piloting in selected schools of the state, informs the release.
Dr Durriappah and Mr Subba conducted a meeting at HRDD office which was attended by MGIEP-UNESCO curriculum head, Yoko Mochizuki, Shankar Mushafir, Additional Chief Secretary, G.P Upadhyaya, SCERT director, Dr Rabin Chhetri and Joint-Director, Tsheringkee Bhutia.
During the meeting, the Dr Duriappah briefed the Minister about several programs conducted by MGIEP-UNESCO and also discussed about the possibility of future collaboration with HRDD- Sikkim.
[MGIEP-UNESCO is an institute which focuses on achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 towards education for building peaceful and sustainable societies across the world by developing programmes that promote socio-emotional learning, innovate digital pedagogies and empower the youth]