New Education Policy is designed to strengthen the nation, says HRD Minister

New Education Policy is designed to strengthen the nation, says HRD Minister

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New Delhi, Updated on Jan 8, 2020 10:48 IST

The proposed New Education Policy has been put through much scrutiny and is designed to strengthen academics so as to influence the world through India's age-old value system, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said.

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Monday has stated that the New Education Policy has been put through much scrutiny and is designed to strengthen academics so as to influence the world through India's age-old value system. 

While delivering a lecture on 'A New Education Policy for a New India' at a private university in Bhubaneswar, the minister added that the new policy is the biggest ever consultation taken up in the world and is subjected to intense consultation as it was put in the public domain for suggestions.

Being taken up after a gap of over three decades, the new education policy will be based on India’s ethics and value system. Talking about how no other country shared the philosophy of India, the minister said that the policy aims at strengthening nation while making life meaningful. The minister also talked about India’s large education system and said that India has over 1,000 universities, 16 lakh schools, 45,000 degree colleges, 33 crore students and over one crore teachers which is more than the population of USA.

He also talked about how India’s future depends on its youth and nurturing them well is important. Referring to the Make in India, Skill India, Digital India, and Start-up India campaigns of the government, Mr Pokhriyal said such endeavours would take the country to the top.

Talking about the importance of skill development as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Minister said that they aim to teach students the skills that will last them a lifetime through the vocational courses taught in schools.  

The event was also a platform for the launch of a book by Samayara Chitralipi containing ten selected short stories by Mr Pokhriyal translated into Odia language.

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