Speech on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) by Mahinder Singh Yadav, Principal and CRC Head, Silana, Jhajjar
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I stand before you today with great enthusiasm and a deep sense of responsibility as we discuss a topic of paramount importance — Foundational Literacy and Numeracy, or FLN. In the ever-evolving landscape of education, FLN stands as the bedrock upon which the future of our children’s learning journey is built.
As many of you are aware, the New Education Policy of 2020 places a distinctive focus on foundational learning, recognizing it as the cornerstone for all future academic endeavors. Understanding the gravity of this mission, the Government of India launched the NIPUN Bharat Mission on July 5th, 2021, with the ambitious goal of attaining foundational literacy and numeracy for every child.
Here in Haryana, we have taken a resolute step forward by wholeheartedly committing ourselves to the objectives of the NIPUN Bharat Mission. On July 30th, 2021, the Government of Haryana launched the NIPUN Haryana Mission. This mission is not just a policy initiative; it’s a commitment to the future of our children, to the prosperity of our state, and to the realization of the larger goals set by the National Education Policy.
Our beautiful state of Haryana has been at the forefront of implementing the imperatives of NEP 2020. We understand that laying the foundation for quality education at the early stages is not just an investment in a child’s academic journey but a crucial step towards providing equitable access to quality education at higher levels.
Quality education, right from the foundational levels, is the catalyst that propels our children towards a future of limitless opportunities. It is the bridge that spans the gap between potential and accomplishment. By ensuring that every child achieves grade-level competencies in foundational literacy and numeracy, we are not just imparting knowledge; we are molding futures.
Under the NIPUN Haryana Mission, we have embarked on a journey of transformation. This involves various academic and governance initiatives aimed at one singular goal — to make each child in Haryana FLN competent by grade 3. It’s a commitment to nurturing the innate potential within every child, regardless of their background or circumstances.
As the Principal and CRC Head of Silana, Jhajjar, I am proud to be part of this educational renaissance. We understand that education is not just about classrooms and textbooks; it’s about empowering young minds to think critically, to question, to innovate, and to contribute meaningfully to society.
In conclusion, FLN is not merely an educational initiative; it’s a societal commitment. It’s a promise that we make to our children — a promise of a brighter, more empowered future. Let us, as educators, parents, and responsible citizens, join hands in this noble mission. Together, we can build a foundation so strong that it will withstand the test of time and guide our children towards excellence.