Inauguration of Online Education Program ‘Pahal’ for Rural Children

The online rural education initiative called ‘Pahal’ was officially launched by Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra at Government UP Sainik Inter College in Sarojini Nagar. This program is a collaboration between the Department of Secondary Education and IIT Kanpur, with the aim of providing education to rural communities through online platforms.

Phase 1: Free Online Education in Government Secondary Schools

As an initial phase of the program, 10 government secondary schools in Uttar Pradesh will offer free online education as part of the ‘Pahal’ initiative. This step is seen as a positive and promising start for improving education in rural areas.

Focus on Science and Mathematics

The online classes will primarily focus on providing students from rural areas with up-to-date knowledge in the fields of science and mathematics. The launch event marked the implementation of the rural online education program in 10 government schools in Uttar Pradesh.

Expansion Plans: Reaching 40,000 Schools

The aim is to extend this online education service to 40,000 schools across the state in the near future. Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra highlighted the significance of skill, scale, and speed, emphasizing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advocated for these principles.

Utilizing Technology for Greater Impact

The approach emphasizes acquiring knowledge, expanding its reach, and benefiting the entire population through the effective use of technology. Mishra emphasized that the goal of reaching a larger audience will only be achievable when the people of the state embrace and utilize technology effectively.

Online Education Program ‘Pahal’ – FAQs

Q1: What is the objective of the ‘Pahal’ program?

Ans: The objective of the ‘Pahal’ program is to provide quality education and learning opportunities to children in rural areas who may have limited access to traditional educational resources.

Q2: What age group of children does the ‘Pahal’ program target?

Ans: The ‘Pahal’ program is designed for children of various age groups, covering primary, middle, and high school levels.

Q3: How does the ‘Pahal’ program deliver education to rural children?

Ans: The ‘Pahal’ program delivers education through online platforms, utilizing digital resources, interactive modules, and virtual classrooms.


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