Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the 2020 national education policy was set taking into account the aspirations of our country’s 21st century youth.
While addressing students participating in the Smart India Hackathon 2020, the Prime Minister said: “The recently announced 2020 National Education Policy has been determined with the aspirations of our country’s 21st century youth in mind. India’s national education policy is about the spirit that reflects that we are shifting from the burden of the school bag that does not go beyond school to the blessing of learning that helps life, from simple memorization to critical thinking. “
Prime Minister Modi said the policy is focused on the interdisciplinary study.
“This concept has gained popularity. And rightly so. One size doesn’t suit everyone. A topic doesn’t define who you are. This ensures that the focus is on what the student wants to learn, not what the student expects from society. Interdisciplinary studies give you control. It also makes you flexible, ”he said.
Prime Minister said politics will ensure that the languages of India progress.
“The languages of India will evolve due to changes in educational policies. This will not only expand India’s knowledge, but also strengthen its unity, ”he said.
Prime Minister Modi said the NEP would improve access to education from primary education.
“In higher education, the goal is to increase the gross enrollment rate to 50 percent by 2035,” he said.
Prime Minister Modi said that efforts are being made to change the approach of the old education system through the new education policy and that the previous shortcomings are being addressed.
“There is now a systemic reform of the Indian education system, an attempt to change both the intent and the content of education,” he said.
The most important reforms in school education brought about by NEP 2020 include the universalization of early childhood care education (ECCE), the national mission to focus on basic and arithmetic skills, no rigid separation between art and science flows and the lifting of the separation between work, science and curriculum and out of school.