The Prime Minister added, “The basic premise of the NEP is to take education out of narrow thinking and connect it with the modern ideas of the 21st century.”
New Delhi: The National Educational Policy is not just any other document but a roadmap that shapes our education system, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam. He added that there is a growing need to connect the education with the 21st century trend.
Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Annapurna Devi, Dr Subhas Sarkar, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, state ministers, educationists and other stakeholders were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Modi said, “Our education system and young generation carry a big part of realising the pledges of the ‘Amrit Kaal’.” He also conveyed his best wishes for the Samagam while bowing to Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya. Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Akshay Patra Mid-Day Meal Kitchen at L T College. He said that the high level of talent of the students that he interacted with is an indication of the effort that will be needed to harness that talent.
The Prime Minister added, “The basic premise of the National Education Policy is to take education out of narrow thinking and connect it with the modern ideas of the 21st century.”
The Prime Minister said there was never a dearth of intellect and talent in the country, however, the education system created by the Britishers was never part of the Indian ethos. He underlined the multidimensionality of the Indian ethos of education and asked for that aspect to mark the modern Indian education system.
Modi stressed that “we should not only prepare degree holder youth but give our education system to the country, whatever human resources are needed for the country to move forward. Our teachers and educational institutions have to lead this resolution”. For creating a New India, the Prime Minister stressed that a new system and modern processes are critical. What was not even imagined earlier is a reality now, he said.
He further said, “Not only did we recover so fast from the big epidemic of coronavirus but today India is one of the fastest-growing large economies of the world. Today we are the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world.”
The Prime Minister lauded the efforts that went into the preparation of NEP and emphasised that the momentum was not let down after the preparation of the policy. “There has been constant discussion and work on the implementation of the Policy,” he said. The Prime Minister personally attended many seminars and events to talk about the implementation of the policy. This has resulted in a situation where the county’s youth is becoming an active partner in the growth of the country.