National Education Policy will give new direction to 21st century India: Modi


NEW DELHI | SEPT 12, 2020:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the National Education Policy-2020 will give a new direction to 21st century India.

He asserted that the policy aims to fulfil the aspirations, expectations and requirements of new India. Modi was addressing the National Conclave on School Education in the 21st Century on Friday.

Modi stressed on the importance of advancing the students with 21st-century skills like Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Curiosity and Communication.

"The future depends a lot on what childhood will be like. Therefore, there is a lot of emphasis on children's education in the National Education Policy," Modi said.

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He said that students should learn coding from the beginning, understand Artificial Intelligence, join the 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.

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., Modi observed.

"There should be schools and teachers who give children the environment of Fun Learning, Playful Learning, Activity Based Learning and Discovery-Based Learning," the PM added.

The Prime Minister said that the National Education Policy also addressed another big issue – mark sheet driven education dominating in place of learning-driven education in our country.

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He said, a new National Assessment Center "Parakh" will also be established for the overall improvement of the evaluation system.

The Prime Minister called upon the cooperation of all the teachers, administrators, voluntary organizations and parents in this national mission.

Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, the new National Education Policy focuses on the overall development of students with scientific temperament.

He said this will also help in developing strong intellect in students.