Shri Dharmendra Pradhan holds bilateral meeting with HE Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel “Blade” NZIMANDE, Minister of Higher Education, Science & Innovation, Republic of South Africa in Bali, Indonesia.


Union Education and Skill Development Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan held a bilateral meeting with HE Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel “Blade” NZIMANDE, Minister of Higher Education, Science & Innovation, Republic of South Africa, in Bali, Indonesia, today.


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The Ministers had fruitful discussions on strengthening the academic & skill development partnerships and bilateral education cooperation.


The Ministers agreed to develop institutional mechanisms for tie-ups between HEIs & skill institutions, mutual recognition of skill qualifications & capacity building in skill development.


They also decided to set up a Joint Working Group on Education between two countries to further extend the cooperation that already exists and also to realise the full potential of bilateral cooperation in education.


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Shri Pradhan said that the Introduction of NEP has paved the way for the internationalisation of Indian education.


Shri Pradhan added that India and South Africa relations are close and friendly and is rooted in shared values and interests.


Shri Pradhan thanked HE Dr NZIMANDE for his keenness to deepen our engagements in education & skill development and for his support to India’s presidency in furthering the G20 EdWG agenda.


Shri Pradhan also visited the Gusti Bagus Sugriwa University in Bali, Indonesia. Minister Pradhan said that the University is a reflection of the pluralistic ethos of Indonesia and a celebration of common roots, identity and deep cultural connect between Indonesia and India.


He explored opportunities for institutional linkages with HEIs in India and academic collaboration in the field of Sanskrit language, Philosophy, Ayurveda and Yoga.


He also said that strong academic collaborations and student exchange between Sugriwa University & Indian HEIs will pave the way for broadening the understanding of Hinduism and the shared spiritual, cultural & economic ties.


Shri Dharmendra Pradhan also visited the International Institute of Tourism and Business (Institute Pariwisata dan Bisnis International) in Bali.


He had an overview of the training facilities, skilling programs, credit frameworks, pathways to student mobility and future plans among others.


He said that collaborations in skilling will encourage toursimpreneurship, help build capacities in emerging areas of travel, tourism, hospitality & business and boost people-to-people linkages.







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Higher Ground Books & Media Announces the Release of “I Am Passover,” by Ron Isaacs

 “I Am Passover: A Mindfulness Journey,” by Ron Isaacs is now available on Kindle and for pre-order in the HGBM Shop. Passover, the Jewish festival of freedom celebrates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. To commemorate the Exodus, a book called the Haggadah is read aloud at the Passover seder meal. A key line in the book states, “That in every generation every person should feel personally redeemed from Egypt.” I am Passover: A Mindfulness Journey explores the origins of the Passover holiday and the spiritual traits that it embodies.

Ron Isaacs, known as “the teaching rabbi,” has published more than 125 books that make learning and lore easily accessible to readers of all ages and beliefs. From his Every Person’s Guide to Judaism series to Ask the Rabbi, to Do Animals Have Souls, his books are invaluable sources of information and definitive reference works for people of all faiths. His children’s picture book with Karen Rostoker Gruber (Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match) was named one of the Best Children’s Books of 2015 by the Bureau of Education and Research. He currently serves Beth Judah Temple in Wildwood New Jersey as its spiritual leader and also works for Stein Hospice in his role called Chords of Comfort, bringing his song and guitar to put a smile on the face of his clients. He can be reached at www.rabbiron.com and one can follow his blogs at https://thoughtsfromrabbiron.wordpress.com/.

Higher Ground Books & Media is an independent publisher based in Springfield, OH. We publish stories that are inspirational, educational, and motivational. Our work is Christian-based, and we strive to share stories of positive transformation that showcase God’s power in our lives. You can find more information about this title and others offered by HGBM at www.highergroundbooksandmedia.com.

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Higher Educational institutions will serve as enablers in the Indian innovation and start-up ecosystem – Shri Rajkumar Ranjan Singh


Our Higher Educational institutions have enormous potential to serve as enablers in the Indian innovation and start-up ecosystem said Shri Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for Education while addressing E- Symposium On ‘Building Innovation Ecosystem In Educational Institutes’ organised by Ministry of Education, DPIIT,  AICTE and Innovation Cell of the MoE. Shri Rajkumar Ranjan Singh also launched a movie on Smart India Hackathon.



The Minister said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has shared his vision of building a new and AatmaNirbhar Bharat. This could be achieved by supportive ecosystem and dedication & efforts of our innovators and entrepreneurs. He stressed that the India of tomorrow should merge the best of our tradition with the best of the modern global outlook.


Shri Singh further said that our country has one of the largest higher education systems and the third largest start-up ecosystem in the world. We strive to be a knowledge-based economy and this is not possible without Innovative sprit and Entrepreneurship within our educational institutions, he added. The Minister urged the educational institutions in India to shift their mind-set and create environment that supports high-quality research, innovation, and entrepreneurship leading to commercialization and technology transfer.


Shri Rajkumar Ranjan Singh also congratulated the 75 start-ups who were identified by the Ministry of Education as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration. These 75 start-ups of students and faculty have developed innovative technologies and has huge potential. The start-ups received funding support upto Rs. 10.00 lakhs each and moreover mentoring and incubation support will also be provided in collaboration with partnering agencies.


Shri K. Sanjay Murthy, Secretary, Department of Higher Education said that in India currently we have 2500 Innovation Cell and an additional 5000 Cell will be added in the future.  He informed tahr 50,000 teachers under the ambassador program are being trained which will bring huge transformation in education sector. This is a culture of innovation and these type of events motivate the youth to come forward and showcase new ideas and capabilities, he added.


Smt. Anita Karwal, Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy talked about how India’s young minds are focusing more on developing problem-solving skills. She appreciated the huge participation of young girls in such nation and character building events indicating the success of NEP2020’s vision of equitable education.


Smt Karwal also highlighted the value of innovation and risk-taking skills among young children in order to make them future-ready. Addressing the importance of such initiatives, she stated that our focus must be on developing scientific temperament and logical & critical thinking among children to make them responsible citizen.


Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) said that E-symposium highlights building innovation system like investment, mentoring etc. and this symposium will further encourage our educational institutes to focus on building innovation eco-system within their campuses. This festival of innovation and festival of culture will pave the way for making Atmanirbhar Bharat and a 5 trillion-dollar economy as envisioned by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, he added.


Shri Anurag Jain, Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation Cell, Ministry of Education were also present on the occasion.


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Higher Ground Books & Media Presents Efficiency and Organization by Ruzanna Krdilyan Hernandez, Ed.D

 Now Available on Kindle and for Paperback Pre-Order.

Life is very short. In order to get the most out of our lived experience, we have to experience a lot in a short period of time. To experience and live life to the fullest, we have to manage our time well – we have to be efficient with every minute we spend awake. To build that efficiency, we need to develop organizational skills. The purpose of this book, Efficiency and Organization: To Achieve More in Life, is to guide, inspire, and give step-by-step strategies for building organizational skills that will lead to efficiency, which will lead to a more balanced life.

Ruzanna Krdilyan Hernandez’s goal is to impart her knowledge with anyone who wants to achieve as much as possible in a short period of time. She credits her development of organizational skills over the years to accomplish many personal and professional goals in her life. She comes from a humble immigrant background to being a successful middle-class mother of two, living in a wonderful community in Southern California. She is currently serving as a public school principal while owning a small business, being a mother of two children, maintaining her home and her personal relationships. This book’s goal is to help readers be inspired and reflect upon their own lives to make changes as they see fit. Ruzanna wants to empower women everywhere to fight and pursue their dreams because they deserve it.

Higher Ground Books & Media is an independent publisher based in Springfield, OH. We publish stories that are inspirational, educational, and motivational! Our work is Christian-based, and we strive to share stories of positive transformation that showcase God’s power in our lives. You can find more information about this title and others offered by HGBM at www.highergroundbooksandmedia.com.

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Higher Ground Books & Media Releases “I Am Hanukkah: A Mindfulness Journey,” by Ron Isaacs

 Now Available on Kindle and for Paperback Pre-Order, I Am Hanukkah: A Mindfulness Journey by Ron Isaacs. This Hanukkah story was inspired by Peter Yarrow’s Hanukkah Song “Light One Candle” with the chorus “don’t let the lights go out.” “I Am Hanukkah” explores why Hanukkah was created as one of the newest of Jewish holidays and the spiritual traits that embody the holiday.

The Prophet Isaiah speaks about the Israelite mission to be “a light unto the nations.” “I am Hanukkah” is intended to take readers on a journey of visualization. The child in the story comes to realize through gazing at the Hanukkah candles that each of us is capable of bringing our own unique light into the world and spreading it to those in dark places.

Ron Isaacs, known as “the teaching rabbi” has published more than 120 books that make learning and lore easily accessible to readers of all ages and beliefs. From his Every Person’s Guide to Judaism series to Ask the Rabbi, to Do Animals Have Souls, his books are invaluable sources of information and definitive reference works for people of all faiths. His children’s picture book with Karen Rostoker Gruber (Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match) was named one of the Best Children’s Books of 2015 by the Bureau of Education and Research. He currently serves Beth Judah Temple in Wildwood New Jersey as its spiritual leader and also works for Stein Hospice in his role called Chords of Comfort, bringing his song and guitar to put a smile on the face of his clients. He can be reached at www.rabbiron.com and one can follow his blogs at thoughtsfromrabbiron.wordpress.com.

Higher Ground Books & Media is an independent publisher based in Springfield, OH. We publish stories that are inspirational, educational, and motivational! Our work is Christian-based, and we strive to share stories of positive transformation that showcase God’s power in our lives. You can find more information about this title and others offered by HGBM at www.highergroundbooksandmedia.com.

If you would like more information about this book, please call Rebecca Benston at 937-925-0387 or email highergroundbooksandmedia@gmail.com.

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