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PM Narendra Modi Speech HIGHLIGHTS: NEP will be foundation of new India

PM Narendra Modi Speech Today on New Education Policy 2020 LIVE Updates: The NEP has the potential to not only change the education system but to also transform the entire nation. It will be the foundation of the New India, says PM.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 7, 2020 9:54:44 pm
PM Narendra Modi PM Narendra Modi address will begin at 11 am. Graphics: Designed by Gargi Singh

PM Narendra Modi Speech Today on New Education Policy 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Addressing a conclave on ‘Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said the new National Education Policy (NEP) will be the foundation of the new India. At the conclave aimed to discuss several new initiatives introduced under the recently launched NEP, the prime minister asked all stakeholders to discuss the ways to implement the new policy.

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PM Modi said that through NEP, India will transform its students into global citizens who are rooted in their values. “In recent years, there have not been major changes in education and thus the values of curiosity and imagination were not given the thrust. Instead, we moved towards a herd community. The mapping of interest, ability, and demand was needed. We need to develop critical thinking and innovative thinking abilities in our youths. It will be possible if we have purpose, philosophy, and passion of education,” he added.

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At the conclave, Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched UGC’s guidelines to offer internship-embedded degree programmes. These courses are also part of the recommendations of NEP. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, former ISRO chief, who also headed the committee which drafted the NEP, and vice-chancellors of several universities. The new policy proposed sweeping changes in school and higher education.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speech HIGHLIGHTS: Here's all you need to know on the National Education Policy, check here

18:52 (IST)07 Aug 2020
India has talent and technology for whole world: PM

PM said that India has the ability to give solutions of talent and technology to the whole world and that the National Education Policy also addresses this responsibility, which aims at developing many technology-based content and courses.

18:33 (IST)07 Aug 2020
NEP was based on these two questions

NEP, says Modi was based on two big questions: Whether our education system motivates our youth for Creative, Curiosity and Commitment Driven Life? And whether our education system empowers our youth, helps in building an Empowered Society in the country? 

18:01 (IST)07 Aug 2020
NEP reflects the ideals of Guru Rabindranath, says Modi

Prime Minister questioned how could critical thinking and innovative thinking develop in the youth, unless there is Passion in our education, Philosophy of Education, Purpose of Education. The Prime Minister said National Education Policy also reflects the ideals of Guru Rabindranath on Education, which aims at bringing our lives in harmony with all the existence. He said, a Holistic Approach was needed, which the National Education Policy has achieved successfully.

16:43 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Come up with plan to implement NEP: HRD to higher education institutes

HRD Minister congratulated all the institutes and universities to have bravely overcome the disruption caused in the education system due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He asked higher education institutes to hold seminars and have discussions on how to implement the policy. He asked higher education institutes to come up with a plan in 1-1.5 months about the changes they would like to implement in the coming months along with a plan to do that.

15:52 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Dhotre inaugurates apprenticeship-integrated degree guidelines

The youngster who enters the job ecosystem after getting higher knowledge should have practical skills along with the academic knowledge. Considering this, we are releasing apprenticeship-integrated degree guidelines issued by UGC today, said MoS Sanjay Dhotre. He said these courses will bridge the gap between employment and employability and asked all universities to embed vocational or internship-embedded programmes for all courses.

15:48 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Detailed plan for implementation, almost ready: Amit Khare

The implementation schedule has been almost ready. We will have a webinar on every subject which will take inputs from stakeholders. We have a detailed schedule to implement various aspects of the policy, says Amit Khare.

14:55 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Nutritious breakfast idea for school children under NEP, a welcome step: Vice-President

The Centre accorded the highest priority for health and nutrition and the latest move to provide nutritious breakfast to school children announced in the new National Education Policy 2020 is a welcome step, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday. The recently announced education policy has a provision to provide a nutritious breakfast to school children, the Vice President was quoted as saying by the news agency PTI.

14:42 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Dignity of teachers a core area of NEP: PM
13:24 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Treat it as Mahayagya: PM

We do not have to just issue circular to implement the new National Education Policy (NEP). For this, we will have to show will power and be prepared for it. Stakeholders will have to treat it as ‘Mahayagya’ to change the present and future of the country,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi....read more

12:49 (IST)07 Aug 2020
PM quotes Kalam

Quoting the former president APJ Abdul Kalam, Modi said, "the purpose of education is to make good human beings with skills and expertise." He highlighted that the new education policy with options like academic credit bank, multiple entry, or exit options focuses on the same. Modi said that the system of a person being glued to one job for entire life will change giving rise to skilling, upskilling, reskilling, and lifelong learning.

12:43 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Students should get a chance to follow their passion: Modi
12:10 (IST)07 Aug 2020
NEP aims to keep Indian talent in India: PM

We are also trying to ensure that the talent of India stays in India and works for the development of generations to come, said PM. NEP allows top ranking institutes of the world to set-up campuses in India. Earlier, the HRD Ministry (now Education Ministry) had introduced several initiatives under Study in India program, says Modi

11:51 (IST)07 Aug 2020
More autonomy to institutes which offer quality education: PM

India is split on the topic of autonomy. One school of thought says that the government should have the say in the education institutes while the other believes every institute should have freedom. The way to quality-education goes from between both these schools of thought. The institutes which will work more on quality education will be given more freedom as a reward. This will increase the quality and encourage higher education institutes to grow, says PM.

11:47 (IST)07 Aug 2020
PM's address on NEP

11:39 (IST)07 Aug 2020
India needed to change with changing times: PM

With changing time, a new global system has risen. Thus, it was essential for India to change its education system accordingly. Creating a 5+3+3+4 curriculum, and replacing the 10+2 structure was a step in this direction, says PM

11:38 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Values of curiosty and imagination were not promoted: PM
11:35 (IST)07 Aug 2020
When a teacher learns, a nation leads: PM

The NEP focuses on teacher training. I believe, when a teacher learns, the national leads, says PM Modi. 

11:25 (IST)07 Aug 2020
NEP gives flexibility to choose, change and skill-up, says PM

Often students find that what they have learned is not in line with their job. Thus, to give flexibility to students we have given multiple entries and exit points. We have also freed education from the stream system. Students will have the flexibility to change their course if they do not think it is right for them. We are moving from thinking when a person is not glued to one profession for the entire lifetime and hence s/he needs to skill, re-skill and upskill. These issues are part of NEP, says PM.

11:22 (IST)07 Aug 2020
NEP shifts focus from what to think to how to think: PM

Till now, we have focussed on what to think but NEP 2020 focuses on how to think. In the time when there is a flood of information and content. It is important that we know which information is necessary and which is not. We need inquiry-based, discovery-based, and analysis-based modes of teaching. This will increase the interest to learn and participate in class, says Modi.

11:20 (IST)07 Aug 2020
PM on mother tongue as mode of teaching

We need to make our students into global citizens and yet be rooted in their culture. The learning power of students will improve if the language they speak in and the language in which lessons are taught in school is the same. That is why we have recommended teaching in the mother tongue as far as possible - at least class 5. This will strengthen their foundation, says PM

PM Narendra Modi PM Narendra Modi address will begin at 11 am. Graphics: Designed by Gargi Singh

PM Narendra Modi speech HIGHLIGHTS: Major takeaways for the higher education sector include multiple entry and exit points, replacement of UGC, AICTE, and NAAC with an autonomous body, setting-up of National Research Foundation, scrapping of MPhil among several other initiatives. The conclave discusses several aspects of the NEP 2020 which replaces NEP 1986.

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