Published: 07th September 2020
NEP is 'amrut', says PM Modi as he calls for less government intervention in implementation
It's not just about changing the education sector. It will also give a new direction to the socio-economic situation of the country and pave the way for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, said Modi
The new National Education Policy and its implementation should have minimal government intervention, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at the Governors' Conference on Role of NEP 2020 in transforming higher education. President Ram Nath Kovind was also part of the conference along with all the Governers and Lt Governors and the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.
"The NEP should have less intervention from the government and more inputs and participation from teachers, students and parents," said the PM, addressing everyone virtually. "Everyone from parents to educationists to students has contributed to the creation of the policy. After such grand discussions and diverse analysis, the final product is like amrut and people have welcomed it. Everyone from teachers in a rural school to education experts feels that this policy is their own. The reason why it was accepted universally was that this policy has the changes that everyone had wanted in the previous policy," he added.
"It's not just about changing the education sector. It will also give a new direction to the socio-economic situation of the country and pave the way for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat," said the PM adding that the NEP addresses the youth who needs education and skill development. "The new NEP lays the plan to come up with international institutions in India to tackle brain drain and help everyone get global education. When we have top institutions in India, we will have no need to travel abroad and our existing universities will also benefit from this as there will be more competition. Online education, which erases all barriers of distance, is another part of this attempt to stop the brain drain," he added.
It should be the government's aim to push technological solutions, said the PM. "I urge you all to organise as many video conferences as possible by September 25 at universities in your state or UT to understand the NEP 2020 better," said the Prime Minister.