Despite food surplus, 20 mn hungry in India: Sam Pitroda
He also said this must be well-documented so that it can be put up on the Internet in the form of a web portal for other children to see and learn from.
He said: “India needs an Indian model of development and we need to develop it ourselves. Old paradigms don’t seem to deliver and I don’t think we can wait too long.”
He said that there are 20 million hungry people in the country, which has surplus food, because “we are still thinking in the old way.”
He also told teachers that they should try and connect with teachers in the rural areas and take the concept of Tod Fod Jod to them.
The aim of Tod Fod Jod centres set up by the National Innovation Council (NIC) is to “provide a hands-on learning environment where students can de-construct, re-construct and re-purpose everyday objects that they see or use.”
The initiative is being piloted across India, with NIC sessions being held in schools in Delhi, Vadodara and Karnataka.
The initiative is aimed at school students from classes V to XII and first- and second-year college students, with different levels of sophistication.
Pitroda said the initiative
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