The government of India has recently introduced ULLAS (Understanding Lifelong Learning for All in Society) mobile application. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam 2023 at the Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, on the third anniversary of the National Education Policy 2020. The initiative aims to revolutionize education and literacy in India by creating a comprehensive learning ecosystem that bridges gaps in basic literacy and critical life skills.
On the sidelines, the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the logo, slogan ‘Jan Jan Sakshar’ and the mobile application of ULLAS: Nav Bharat Saksharta Karyakram at the Bharat Mandapam.
Speaking at the event, Pradhan said:
ULLAS mobile application marks a significant milestone in harnessing the potential of technology to facilitate widespread access to basic literacy. The platform will focus on promoting functional literacy, vocational skills and many essential life skills like financial literacy, digital literacy and empowerment of citizens to involve in the nation-building of the country.
This user-friendly and interactive app is available both on Android and IOS and will serve as a digital gateway for learners to engage in diverse learning resources through the DIKSHA portal of NCERT. The ULLAS app can be used to register learners and volunteers either through self-registration or by surveyors. It also fosters a culture of continuous learning and knowledge-sharing in communities across India.
The ULLAS initiative aims to provide a comprehensive learning ecosystem that caters to the needs of every individual. The platform is primarily designed for citizens aged 15 and above who have yet to take the opportunity to attend formal schooling. By reaching out to this demographic, the programme aims to extend education and literacy to marginalized sections of society.
The Union Education Minister also highlighted that the scheme would motivate volunteers to take part in the scheme as ‘DUTY’ or ‘Kartavya Bodh’ towards nation building and will incentivize the student volunteers through credits in schools and university and appreciation through other means like certificates, appreciation letters, felicitation, etc.
Interested individuals can easily access ULLAS by downloading the mobile application from Google PlayStore or the iOS App Store.