NEP aims to elevate education from narrow mind-sets to modern ideas: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam in Varanasi yesterday. Addressing educationists at the Rudraksha Convention Centre in his Parliamentary Constituency, the Prime Minister said, the New National Education Policy-2020 has been brought after broad deliberations. He said, it aims to elevate education from the narrow mindsets and link it to modern ideas. He added the National Education Policy (NEP) aims to link skills and education to the future requirements of the 21st century.
The Prime Minister further said, universities and colleges should not only prepare degree holders but create leaders who will take the country forward. He said, the education system must produce the human resource which India actually needs.
Mr. Modi mentioned that the Education sector is undergoing an infrastructure overhaul that will make our students future-ready. He added, that the NEP has been brought in keeping future requirements in mind.
The Prime Minister noted, that the new National Education Policy has opened the gates for learning in the mother tongue. He added that the Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam provides a platform to discuss NEP 2020 in detail. He also added, Universities and colleges must promote sports culture on their campuses.
Mr. Modi said, India is making forays into sectors that were thought to be inaccessible a few years ago. He observed that India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world today. He added that India has the third-largest start-up ecosystem.
Earlier, Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan said NEP-2020 will inculcate logical and critical thinking in students. He said, it will strengthen the sense of nationalism in the young minds of India.