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Lt Governor of Ladakh meets NCERT Director for developing localized textbooks

Last Updated on April 3, 2021 at 8:45 pm

Shridar Srivastava, in-charge Director of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) called Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, R K Mathur to meet in New Delhi yesterday.

Lt. Governor discussed his plan to develop localized study materials which can be used in schools of Ladakh. He also asked about the process through which these textbooks can be prepared. The Director of NCERT suggested that LG should send a team from Ladakh which can work with NCERT members to localise existing textbooks.

This team will aim to create more local content including content which will be developed in locally approved languages. He shared his plans that independent teams will work to authenticate texts which are developed by the first group of teams. Initial developments of textbooks might be expected for students of primary class level.

Mr Srivastava also informed LG that e-content of NCERT materials is available for students and can be accessed through QR Code. He also suggested that students who live in remote areas of Ladakh should be encouraged to utilize services of community radio and Doordarshan for education.