In a two-day conclave on ‘school education in the 21st century’ organized by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, Indian Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi praised the NEP 2020. PM Modi said that the New Education Policy is sowing seeds for a new age of education, which will be at par with the rest of the top-notch institutions.
In the conclave, PM Modi said: “We are all part of a moment that is the future of our nation. The National Education Policy will give a new direction to education in the 21st century and is sowing the seed for a new age of education.”
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme
According to PM Modi, only the urban population of India enjoys the luxury of preschool education. After implementing the NEP, this scheme will reach the rural areas of India, making it possible for the village kids to learn at a young age. “For students to read to learn, they have to learn to read,” PM Modi said.
Importance of Teaching in Native Language
The nations which are excelling in academic fields are the ones who are providing education in their native languages, analyzed PM Modi. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA is the worldwide assessment for school education conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), hinted at this.
Earlier, PM Modi stressed on the benefits of educating a child in his/her native language, which would encourage a curious mind, and not children would resort to route learning. To develop essential analytical skills, this was a crucial step.
Ramesh Pokhriyal’ Nishank’, minister of state (MoS) for education Sanjay Dotre, secretary of Department of School Education and Literacy Anita Karwal, and Chairperson of the NEP drafting committee K Kasturirangan also attended the conclave.