India will have to swiftly change to play its effective role in 21st century: PM Modi

Text of PM’s inaugural address at India Global Week 2020
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacts with representatives from Varanasi based NGOs via video conference, in New Delhi on July 09, 2020.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that in the 21st century and in a fast-changing world, India will have to swiftly change to play its effective role. Speaking at the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon on Saturday evening, Mr Modi said, with this thinking, necessary ecosystem is being rapidly prepared in the country for innovation, research, design, development and entrepreneurship.

He said, the New Education Policy which was announced few days ago has been designed keeping in mind the thinking, needs, hopes and aspirations of the 21st century youth.

The Prime Minister said, it is not just a policy document, but also a reflection of aspirations of 130 crore Indians. He said, the 21st century is the era of knowledge and it is the time to increase focus on learning, research and innovation. He said, this is exactly what India’s National Education Policy-2020 does.

Mr Modi said, the Policy wants to make your school, college and university experience, fruitful, broad-based and  one that guides to the natural passions. He said, there is now systematic reform in India’s education system and attempt is being made to transform intent and content of education. The Prime Minister said, New Education Policy emphasizes on inter-disciplinary study and it will ensure that focus is on what student wants to learn.

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