New National Education Policy: Focus is on task creators, not task seekers, states PM


By: Express News Service|New Delhi |

Updated: August 2, 2020 8: 12: 20 am

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THE NEW National Education Policy (NEP) is a workout in reforming the nation’s frame of mind and approach, and concentrates on task creators rather of task candidates, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday.

” This policy wishes to create an independent youth who can decide whether he wishes to either do a job or service or become an entrepreneur,” he stated while addressing the ending of the Smart India Hackathon.

The Hackathon, which remains in its 4th year, is an occasion for trainees throughout the country to attempt and fix some of the pushing problems that individuals face in their lives.

Speaking to the individuals, Modi stated he desires children to learn, concern and fix. Our world prospers,” he stated, adding that the NEP shows this spirit.

The new NEP is just the third in India’s independent history and the first in 34 years. Speaking on its focus on multilingualism, the Prime Minister said that the vision of the new policy would assist local languages grow and advance.

” Another big benefit will be that students, in their initial years, will get the chance to find out in their language. This can be beneficial for 21 st century India,” he stated.

Describing the requirement for modification in the Indian frame of mind about education, Modi stated that the NEP focuses on assisting trainees follow their “natural enthusiasms”. This change, he said, was long due as peer and adult pressure has produced a generation of well-read children who can not put their degrees to great use.

” Even today, lots of children feel that they are judged on the basis of a topic in which they have no interest.

The Prime Minister likewise spoke about the focus on interdisciplinary pursuit in the policy. Be it Aryabhatta, Leonardo Da Vinci, Tagore,” he stated.

” If someone is interested, they can discover mathematics and music together.

On the provision for foreign universities to set up schools in India, Modi said that it would offer trainees “worldwide direct exposure” and help the nation become a global hub of education.

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