Puducherry Lieutenant Governor, Ms Kiran Bedi, has appreciated Sri Aurobindo Society’s Zero Investment Innovations for Education Initiatives (ZIIEI) that aims to sensitize teachers about the critical need for innovative methods in teaching.
During a September 28, 2018, visit to Raj Bhawan, 20 members of Sri Aurobindo Society, including 14 ZIIEI trainers from Tamil Nadu, got an opportunity to interact with Ms. Bedi and explain about their work spread across 22 states in the country, educating government teachers about the potential of innovation that require zero investment.
The trainers also presented Innovations Handbooks to the governor that consists of simple, yet effective methods requiring zero investment. These ideas are formulated by government school teachers to make teaching and learning process easy and engaging.
Visibly impressed by different innovations mentioned in the handbooks, Ms. Bedi said, “You are not only doing social work, but constructing the future of India.” The Lt. Governor said that these methods that require no monetary investment have helped students in bettering their education and improving their knowledge levels.
ZIIEI is part of the Society’s nation-wide education transformation programme RUPANTAR.
Initially started in Uttar Pradesh, ZIIEI has in a short span of three years expanded to 22 states. More than 11 lakh government schoolteachers have been oriented toward innovation in education. Nearly 480,000 government school teachers have adopted zero investment innovations so far.