NIPUN Bharat Mission

To ensure that each child gets reading, writing and numeracy abilities by the end of grade 3, by the year 2026-27 thereby boosting their holistic development

Ministry of Education, Government of India has come up with a new initiative named NIPUN Bharat Mission for promoting literacy and numeracy along with education for students in the age group of 3-9 years. This initiative is launched by Education Minister Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on July 5, 2021. NIPUN stands for – National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy. NIPUN Bharat is a national initiative on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN). This initiative tends to ensure that each child gets reading, writing and numeracy abilities by the end of grade 3, by the year 2026-27. It aims at universal access to literacy and numeracy to each child. Implementation of the scheme will be done  through 5-tier mechanism including national, state district, block, school levels in all the states and union territories in the country. This initiative will be in operation under Samagra Shiksha scheme.

Overview:

Initiative name:National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN) Bharat Mission
Initiative Under:Central Government
Started By:Ministry of Education, Government of India
Launched By:Education Minister Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Launch Date:July 5, 2021
Beneficiaries:Students in the age group of 3-9 years (from preschool to grade 3)
Benefit:Literacy and numeracy along with education for students by class 3
Major Objective:To ensure that each child gets reading, writing and numeracy abilities by the end of grade 3, by the year 2026-27 thereby boosting their holistic development

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the initiative is holistic development of students across the country
  • Students from preschool to class 3rd, in the age group of 3-9 years are covered under the initiative
  • It tends to ensure that each child gets reading, writing and numeracy abilities by the end of grade 3, by the year 2026-27
  • This initiative aims to provide universal access to literacy and numeracy by each child
  • Separate 5-tier mechanism through national, state district, block, school levels is designed for easy implementation of the initiative
  • This initiative will create a strong base and shape the future children by promoting basic literacy and numeracy along with regular education in the country

Important Details:

  • National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN) Barat Mission is a centrally sponsored initiative for the students from preschool to class 3rd in the age group of 3-9 years
  • This initiative is launched virtually by Education Minister Education Minister Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on July 5, 2021
  • It is an initiative toward implementing the New Education Policy 2020
  • This is a national mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN)
  • This initiative will be implemented through a 5-tier mechanism through national, state district, block, school levels in all the states and union territories across the country
  • This initiative aims to provide universal access to literacy and numeracy by each child
  • It tends to ensure that each child gets reading, writing and numerical abilities by the end of grade 3, by the year 2026-27
  • It will enable a child to read and understand the meaning of the sentences and will enable him to solve basic math problems by class 3rd
  • It aims at imbibing basic skills in the children from the very beginning
  • It will ensure a strong foundational base of knowledge among the students
  • It will develop their interest in studies and education
  • It aims at holistically improving the education standard in the country
  • This initiative is under the Samagra Shiksha scheme of the central government under the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Estimated budget for this initiative for the year 2021-22 is about Rs. 2130.66 crores

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