Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the National Education Policy-2020 will give a new direction to 21st century India.
Addressing the National Conclave on School Education in the 21st Century, Mr Modi today said, the new policy will be a medium to fulfill the aspirations, expectations and requirements of new India. He said, the new policy is the result of untiring hard work of various stakeholders over the last four to five years. He said, MyGov portal received more than 15 lakh suggestions within a week from teachers on the implementation of the Policy.
The Prime Minister said, development of Mathematical thinking and Scientific temperament is of prime importance in children. He said, when education is imparted in relation to the surrounding environment, the student can develop a practical knowledge. Mr Modi said, Pre-school is the first outside experience for the children. He said, the country needs teachers right from the Pre-school level for focus on fun-learning, activity based learning and discovery based learning. The Prime Minister said, we have to promote easy and innovative learning methods. He said, Engage, Explore, Experience, Express and Excel should be the Mantra of the New Age Learning.
Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, the new National Education Policy focuses on overall development of students with scientific temperament. He said this will also help in developing strong intellect in students. Dr Pokhriyal said, the new National Education Policy will also bring transformational reforms in school and higher education systems in the country. The Minister said, this policy will ensure universal access to high-quality early childhood care and education across the country.