NEP 2020 First Anniversary : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India’s new national education policy is one of the big elements in the “maha yagya” of nation building and it assures the youth that the country is now fully up to their spirits.
At a function to mark one year of the Union Cabinet’s approval of the National Policy on Education, the Prime Minister called upon the education sector to include ‘Academic Bank of Credit, First Year Engineering Programs in Regional Languages and Guidelines for Internationalization of Higher Education. Many related programs were also started.
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of many states, Governors and Lieutenant Governors, Vice Chancellors of universities, policy makers, students and teachers from across the country associated with the field of education and skill development also participated in this program organized through video conference.
In his address, the Prime Minister said that the National Education Policy has come at a time when the country is celebrating 75 years of Independence, and in a way, the implementation of the National Education Policy has become a part of the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence.
Congratulating all the countrymen and students on the completion of one year of the new National Education Policy, the Prime Minister said that the stakeholders concerned have worked hard in bringing the National Education Policy on the ground.
He said, “How far we will go in the future, how much height we will achieve, it will depend on what direction we are giving to our youth in the present, that is, what kind of education we are giving them today. I believe that India’s new national education policy is one of the major factors in the great sacrifice of nation building.
Modi said, “The new National Education Policy assures the youth that the country is now completely with them, with their spirits. He said that the youth of 21st century wants to make his own world according to his own way, he wants opportunity and wants freedom from old shackles and cages.
The Prime Minister said that the country has seen this environment for decades when it was understood that one has to go abroad to study well. “But students from abroad come to India for good studies… Best institutes come to India… That’s what we are going to see now,” he said.
Other initiatives launched by the Prime Minister include Vidya Pravesh, a three-month drama-based school preparation module for Grade I students, with Indian Sign Language as a subject at the secondary level, by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). NISHTHA 2.0, an integrated program designed for teacher training, Safal (Structured Assessment for Analysis of Learning Level), a competency based assessment framework for grades 3, 5 and 8 in CBSE schools and completely dedicated to Artificial Intelligence Contains a website.
He said, “The schemes launched today will play a huge role in building a new India. The National Education Policy is the first education policy of the 21st century and replaced the 34 year old National Education Policy. Built on the pillars of easy access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability for all, this new education policy is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It aims to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society and global superpower of knowledge by making school and college education more holistic, flexible to suit the needs of the 21st century and to bring out the unique abilities inherent in every student.
It is noteworthy that the National Education Policy-2020 was approved by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Modi on July 29 last year. The policy focuses on issues such as access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability of education.