The National Technology Day celebrates the significant achievements of scientists, researchers, professors, engineers and all those in the field of science and technology. The celebrations across the country are meant to motivate the youth to choose a career in the field of science and technology.
Mr. Ramana Prasad, the Chairman of AI World School and Robotix India, USA, appreciated the efforts of the Central and State Governments focusing on including the latest technology as a part of the curriculum. However, he also mentioned that it was essential to concentrate on reducing the learning gap that exists among students due to the loss of two valuable years of learning due to the pandemic. The need of the hour is educators and parents must act proactively to reduce the learning gap as early as possible by strengthening the foundational skills of learners.
“School to Startups – Igniting Young Minds to Innovate” is a program that aims to bridge the gap between education and entrepreneurship. It encourages students to explore their innovative ideas and turn them into viable startups. This program provides students with the necessary tools and resources to create and develop their business ideas. By connecting students with industry experts, mentors, and investors, School to Startups helps young entrepreneurs gain valuable knowledge and experience in the startup ecosystem. This program not only promotes innovation and creativity but also prepares students for the real-world challenges of entrepreneurship. By igniting young minds to innovate, School to Startups is fostering the next generation of successful entrepreneurs.
Mr.Ramana Prasad added that education management should pay attention to experiential and hands-on learning for students, including STEM learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science courses from School.
National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 also emphasizes digital literacy and calls for key reforms for schools and higher education institutions to prepare and train the future generation in digital and STEM skills for the digital age. As a part of NEP 2020, both AI and coding are to be included as a part of the curriculum.
The theme for National Technology Day 2023
- Every year, there is a different theme for National Technology Day. This year’s National Technology day theme is ‘School to Startups-Igniting Young Minds to Innovate.’