- On Friday, August 7, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the national education policy is not just a circular but is like a “Mahayagna” and will require a strong will and collective effort of all the beneficiaries.
- Apart from Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and Union Minister of State for Human resource development, Sanjay Dhotre, the Chairman and members of the Committee, constituted the draft of the national education policy and eminent educationists and scientists, are also participating in the program.
- The Union Cabinet had earlier this week approved the new Education Policy-2020. The new education policy has changed the 34-year-old education policy, which was implemented in 1986.
- The new policy aims to improve India’s schools and the higher education system so that India is called the ‘superpower’ of knowledge in the world.
- Terming the national education policy as the foundation of a new 21st century India, Modi said that our education system so far focused on “what to think.” In contrast, the new education policy emphasizes “how to think.” The National Education Policy is not just a circular.
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The National Policy on Education will not be implemented only by issuing circulars, notifying. Addressing a conference on “Transformative Reforms in Higher Education,” the Prime Minister said that under the National Policy on Education through video link.
Ministry of Human Resource Development and the University Grants Commission organized the conference on educational policy.
The national education policy is going to lay the foundation of 21st century India and new India. Modi said the national education policy is being discussed extensively across the country today. People from different regions, people of different ideologies, are expressing their views and reviewing it.
The aim is to keep the country’s education system ready for the future of its present and future generations. This is the basis of India’s national education policy.
The Prime Minister said that there had been no significant changes in the country’s education system for the past several years, and the result was that instead of advancing the needs of curiosity and imagination in the society, “sheep move” had started encouraging.
PM said that after three-four years of extensive deliberations, the national education policy was approved after a long brainstorming on lakhs of suggestions.
“In a way that will make India stronger, to bring India to a new height of development, to further empower India’s citizens, to make them more and more opportunities suitable, this education policy has been emphasized,” he said.
The Prime Minister said that the focus has been on “what to think” in our education system so far while emphasizing “how to think” in this education policy.
The Prime Minister said that there is no dispute that the children’s home dialect and the language of school studies are the same, and the learning speed of children is better. He said, “This is a major reason why it has been agreed to teach children in their mother tongue as far as possible.” This will strengthen the foundations of the children and also improve their base for their further studies.
After the national education policy came, it is heartening to say that it did not come from any section of the country to any part that there was any discrimination or one side of it. It is a sign that people wanted a change in the education system that has been going on for years.
Recalling him on the death anniversary of India Rabindranath Tagore, Modi said that he used to say that the highest education is not just information but brings life into harmony with all existence. “This is certainly the larger goal of the national education policy,” Modi said. Today, I am satisfied that while formulating India’s national education policy, these questions were seriously worked out. With the changing times, the new world order is being created. A new global criterion is also being fixed. He said that the nature of this national education policy had been decided by incorporating all the points from the root to jug, from disease to humanity, from the past to modernity.
“The whole world has great expectations from 21st century India. India has the potential to solve talent and technology to the whole world. Our education policy also addresses our responsibility.”
The Prime Minister said that some teachers and professors are a great way to change the education system and give the country good students, competent professionals, and good citizens.
The National Education Policy has a lot of emphasis on the training of teachers.
There is a lot of emphasis on how they continue to update the teacher’s skills. During the conference, individual sessions on essential aspects of education covered under the National Policy on Education, 2020, such as holistic, multi-topic, and equitable use of technology for future learning, quality research, and better access to education will be held.