President Pranab Mukherjee has stressed upon the need to promote technology enabled learning. Speaking after inaugurating the National Education Day 2012 at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, the President said that education system of a country should be measured on the basis of number of intellectual citizens it provides to the country.
Human resource development minister MM Pallam Raju, UNESCO Chief Irina Bakova besides other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
Pranab Mukherjee also threw light on the educational vision of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education Minister of independent India.
He also said that access to elementary education should be the main focus in the 12th five year plan.On the occasion, the President launched a new version of Aakash tablet- the Aakash-2.
This new and improved version will come with a higher processor speed and better battery life.The tablet will also feature a better quality display resolution and many applications which will be helpful for the children.
On the occasion, Human resource development minister MM Pallam Raju said that there is need to give special emphasis on research and innovation in higher education to fulfil the needs of developing nations.
He also said that several steps are being take ensure better use of technology for education related works and training of teachers.