Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about how the new National Education Policy will help students get a technology-based education system, and how the new policy is based on discussion, analysis and inquiry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation at the conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy today via a video conference today. This was the first time when PM Modi spoke elaborately on the NEP at the conclave, which was organised jointly by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Ministry of Education. The webinar started earlier today at 10 AM where Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, chief of NEP drafting panel K Kasturirangan, among other important dignitaries, joined in.
Here's what the Prime Minister, who addressed the conclave for about an hour, said on the National Education Policy. Read our detailed coverage of his address here:
11.38 AM: I really want to congratulate Dr. Kasturirangan ji and his team for making such a great new education policy.
11.37 AM: I request you all to organise various webinars, campaigns on the NEP
11.36 AM: The NEP concentrates on the teacher training program as well. It will help teachers develop the mind of students in a better way
11.35 AM: The change in the education system will serve as a big medium in the process of making good, efficient students
11.33 AM: Institutes that will do more work on quality education must be given incentives
11.32 AM: It is very important to empower the higher education system, and the autonomy system will play a crucial role in it
11.30 AM: NEP will help to bridge the gap between research and education
11.27 AM: NEP will help students get technology-based education system
11.26 AM: Students will understand core India when they go to the villages and meet farmers, workers
11.22 AM: NEP is all about discussion-based, analysis-based, inquiry-based education
11.20 AM: There's no doubt that when the students will study in their mother language, they will understand the total study material in a much better way
11.18 AM: Will our education system empower our youth ? This question was also raised during the formation of NEP
11.17 AM: This is the first question we were facing at the beginning stage of making the NEP
11.16 AM: Does our education system motivate our youth to think critically?
11.15 AM: Critical thinking and innovative thinking are imposed in our new education policy
11.12 AM: NEP will help to make the foundation of a new India
11.11 AM: We have to work together on the implementation of this policy
11.09 AM: After the announcement of the NEP, no one from various states said that this policy is biased
11.08 AM:The NEP has been approved after 3-4 years of deliberation and discussion
11.05 AM: PM Modi has started his inaugural speech on the National Education Policy at the conclave.
The Union Cabinet approved the new National Education Policy, and also renamed the Ministry of Human Resource Development to the Ministry of Education. Addressing a press conference on July 29, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal and Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar highlighted the key aspects of the NEP, throwing light on the changes to the school education system and the higher education system in the country.
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