Education is an important cog in the wheel called the governance of this nation. To make it more powerful and widespread, the central government takes various steps from time to time. The union government has launched Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal so as to strengthen education. The idea is to provide more power to schools through service sector interactions and community services. Through this new initiative, schools would have more connections with the volunteers. To strengthen school education, fresh new initiatives would be taken up across the length and breadth of this country. This blog post would help you in understanding Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal better. It would also throw light on implementation procedure, documents needed, objective, eligibility, features etc.
Public-Private projects are the reality of the day. It mitigates the leakage, enhances visibility to the project and provides power to individuals and companies. Hence, the need to involve more individuals to make them participate in programmes and projects related to the growth of the schools. School is one place where children are educated and trained to become responsible individuals. And, to tell you honestly, every individual is attached to one’s school.
Under the Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal, volunteers and school alumni would be invited to participate in taking responsibility in providing new or to add to the existing infrastructure of the schools.
The ministry of education has ignited Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal to encourage the private sector’s participation through community services. This project would connect willing government officials, school alumni, young professionals, retired teachers and organisations to schools, holistically. It has two facets; the first is supporting the government-aided schools through equipments, assets and materials.
The second facet would be directly interacting in school activities.
1. Only permanent residents of India can apply.
2. Any permanent citizen of India, volunteers and other service professionals would be joining hands with the schools and the government of India for this purpose.
3.An interesting eligibility norm is that no cash or any kind of monetary assistance would be accepted under this scheme, in any condition, by any school.
The benefits & features of Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal are mentioned below-
Any acknowledgement or appreciation certificate issued by the concerned school cannot be claimed as an experience certificate.
This portal has two options for the willing volunteers- One is supporting the government-aided schools and the government through equipment, asset, material etc. The second is that of participating in the school activities and services.
The volunteers are expected to conduct themselves professionally in an impeccable manner. A volunteer cannot claim her or his period of work as full-time work experience. If a volunteer wishes to dissociate or discontinue from school, he/she needs to produce a report of their work before doing so. If a volunteer has been terminated from the service, but he/ she is still continuing as a volunteer, it would be inviting appropriate legal action. The volunteer, in no condition, can claim any employment in the school of ministry or concerned department.
The volunteers can share their skills and knowledge and contribute in the form of equipments, assets and materials. After a lot of input and deliberations, the ministry of education has launched the Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal.
With the help of this portal, the willing volunteers can interact and connect straightway to the government-aided schools and finally with the government. According to their area of interest and domain expertise, the willing volunteers can align themselves with any activity or service with the school of their choice. Schools of India will be connected through Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal with government officials, school alumni, smart professionals and retired teachers or retired professionals.
Let’s have a look at some additional benefits of Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal-
Employment generation would go up due to increased infrastructure in school resources aiding in the overall standard of the schools.
Donated items and infrastructure materials have to be in good condition.
The volunteer needs to maintain strict confidentiality.
In no condition the volunteer can reveal the secret information of policies, works and activities on social media platforms, any individual or organisation. Volunteers need to self attest a certificate for equipment, material or assets that the concerned items are in good condition and is/are legally owned by the volunteer.
This portal would definitely help in enhancing the general standard of education. Schools would decide on designating man hours for volunteering activities. The volunteer, before offering her/his services, needs to produce identity proof.
The central government, schools, union territory or state, are not supposed to pay any remuneration to the volunteers.
A circular would be issued to NGOs, organisations and individuals by the union territories and states which would include inter alia, safety guidelines, standard specification for contribution in assets, equipments and materials.
The volunteers need to submit brief profile highlights that need to be submitted by willing volunteers.
Contribution of equipments, assets and materials would also include a commitment to provide regular plus annual maintenance.
Academic activities by volunteers need to be monitored and supervised by the permanent teachers of the school.
Sponsorship of events or maintenance services can be presented as the contribution made by the concerned volunteers..
All the activities and services shall be totally academic and co-curricular in nature.
The volunteers should contribute the equipments, assets and materials that are BIS marked.
In order to do school registration, do visit the official website of Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal.
1. For volunteer registration, do visit the official website of Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal.
2. The home page will open on the screen.
3. Please click on become a volunteer.
4. A new page will open on the screen.
5. Click on volunteer registration on this new page.
From the given categories, you need to choose your category:
The following information needs to be filled in next:
1. Name in full
2. Email ID
3. Country Code
5. Telephone Number
7. Darpan ID (if you happen to be an NGO)
8. PAN (if you happen to be an NGO)
9. Next, you need to tick on the declaration.
10. Having done it, you need to click on register now.
11. By following this procedure correctly, one can register as a volunteer.
The Vision of this Project
A mentor is an astute modern-day facilitator. The role of a mentor is extremely important in an incubation lab or a start-up project. All the individuals and organisations who would be joining hands with the schools on this project would actually be working as a mentor. The only difference is the mentor, in this case, would be addressed as a volunteer. For example, just imagine Sundar Pichai getting associated with his school or Virat Kohli sharing his nuggets of wisdom at his alma mater. The flow of knowledge would work both ways. The students and teachers of the school would gain from the experience of their ‘volunteers’. And the volunteers or the organisations would understand the requirements, difficulties and implementation hurdles being faced by these schools.
Government schools in seismic zones or flood-prone areas, in forests, on hilly terrain have specific kinds of requirements. They are different from their city or metro brethren. To survive in those inhospitable conditions is a matter of sustainability for these schools. Schools being washed away during cloudbursts or floods mean students studying under the sun for months or years altogether until a new building comes up. It is where companies like Larsen & Toubro, Vedanta, SAIL, BHEL and others can chip in. They have the resources and wherewithal to help the government in building and maintaining these schools in such areas.
The government would be in a win-win situation both ways. They can closely interact with the proven individuals who would be bringing in their years of experience working on global platforms. The close interaction can be worked in other areas beyond education too by both parties. And the corporate would open their godowns and manufacturing facilities to provide equipments, tools and other material requirements for the schools. The schools in deep areas would get a benefactor, so as to speak of, in times of crisis and the school children need not be afraid of studying under the sun, again.
To bridge the gap between private sector participation and schools is the chief objective of Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal. This new move aims to direct the traffic of valued and respected professionals, working or retired, towards the school.
Individuals endeavouring to chip in as volunteers can work with these schools in several capacities. They can directly involve themselves in school’s activities. Or else they could provide with their knowledge or physical objects needed by these schools. School students could gain from their wisdom or experience. The level of education could jump up several layers with these schools association with these seasoned professionals. Finally, all these efforts would trigger the rate of employment positively, for sure.
1. Only permanent residents of India can apply.
2. Mobile number
3. Ration Card
4. Email ID
5. Aadhaar Card
6. Proof of Age
7. Proof of Income
8. Passport Size Photo
The person who wishes to apply must be a permanent citizen of India.
Volunteers and other service professionals would be joining hands with the schools and the government for this purpose.
No cash or any kind of monetary assistance would be accepted under this scheme, in any condition, by any school.
If you wish to apply under the Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal, then you need to do it online. It’s a fairly simple process, and eligible candidates can do it themselves. All valid citizens of India can apply and work on this module.
Aatmnirbhar Sena has picked up the cudgels to inform each citizen residing in all parts of our country and this world regarding various government schemes going on as well as perceived benefits from these schemes. We are taking the initiative to connect to the needy people with all the information that we have on our palms and fingers.
The only interest that we have in these schemes is to circulate the advantages of these schemes to inform the concerned individual or organisation. Through this blog, we have shown the salient features of Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal, including its eligibility norms, official papers needed, benefits to all the concerned parties, new features and so on and so forth.
Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal is an excellent initiative by the ministry of education to bring our schools at par with the best schools in the world. It is to be done in a transparent manner by bringing willing individuals and helpful organizations closer to the needy schools. It is going to be one of the best foundations to have been laid by the central government to prepare today’s children for tomorrow’s needs. We must lap up this opportunity by the concerned ministry to give some of our knowledge and wisdom back to our schools.
At Aatmnirbhar Sena, our consistent effort is to bring the awareness level of Vidyanjali 2.0 Portal loud and clear to all concerned. We sincerely hope that individuals and organizations will benefit a lot from it. The educators and professionals working in the education sector need to come in with their suggestions and inputs. It’s high time India regains its glory as its halcyon glory of Taxila, Nalanda, and Vikramshila universities of yore.