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.
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.
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.