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National Education Policy aims to fulfil aspirations, expectations, requirements of New India: PM Modi

Updated: September 12, 2020 11:33 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that the National Education Policy-2020 aims to fulfil the aspirations, expectations and requirements of new India. The Prime Minister said that it will give a new direction to 21st century India. Mr Modi was addressing the National Conclave on School Education in the 21st Century yesterday.

Mr Modi stressed on the importance of advancing the  students with 21st century skills. He listed out the 21st century skills – Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Curiosity and Communication. He said that students should learn coding from the beginning, understand Artificial Intelligence, join Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Data Science and Robotics. He said that the earlier education policy was restrictive, but in the real world, all subjects are related to each other. He said, the present system does not provide an opportunity to change the field, to connect with new possibilities and this has also been a major reason for the dropout of many children.

The Prime Minister said that National education policy also addresses another big issue, marksheet driven education dominating in place of learning driven education in our country. He said, a new National Assessment Center “Parakh” will also be established for the overall improvement of the evaluation system.

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