Published: 28th September 2020
RSS's Vidya Bharati and Meerut varsity's MyNEP contest to let students write open letters to PM and make memes
Students and professionals working in the field of education and others can participate in the online competition
To create awareness about the new National Education Policy among students, teachers and other stakeholders across the country, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut in collaboration with Vidya Bharati, the educational wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is organising a nationwide online competition on NEP 2020 from September 25 to October 2, 2020 — MyNEP Competition.
Students and professionals working in the field of education and others can participate. The competition will include short essay writing, open letters to the Prime Minister, poem, poster designs, cartoon/meme-making, short videos and more. The competition is being conducted online across India in 13 Indian languages and winners for all the categories will be awarded a cash prize and a Certificate of Appreciation.
"As you are aware, that the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 was approved by the Government of India on July 29, 2020, paving the way for transformational reforms in education in the country. The University Grants Commission on July 31, 2020, issued an advisory emphasising the need to create awareness about NEP amongst the stakeholders and requested the Universities and Colleges to conduct webinars and related online activities to discuss various policy highlights and implications of NEP 2020," Professor Rajnish Jain, Secretary & CVO, University Grants Commission wrote in the official press release.
Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal had posted on his twitter on September 19 inviting educators, students and parents alike to participate in the My NEP Competition. The entries can be sent anytime between September 25 to Oct 2, 2020. "Calling all learners, educators and guardians to participate in Vidya Bharati Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Sanstha's #MyNEP competition including Quiz, Letter to Hon’ble PM, Painting, Meme making etc. Participate Now and Get Recognized!" Pokhriyal wrote on Twitter.
Since the NEP was released, the Education Ministry and the Centre has been making efforts to make people aware of the document and its statutes. Recently, in the last month, the Ministry of Education in partnership with MyGov organised an online competition for teachers on 'Preparation of Communication material relating to the National Education Policy (NEP 2020)'. The competition is being held at the school level first. Following which, the next selection will be done at the block/district/state and all entries selected at the district level will be called for state level by State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), according to various news reports. Out of these, the 10 best entries, irrespective of the theme and format, will be exhibited in the state education department website and that of SCERT from October 15 onwards. These entries will later be submitted for a national-level selection.