Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the New Education Policy (NEP) is a game-changer to empower students. Modi emphasized the holistic implementation of NEP.
Addressing the inaugural NEP Conclave, the Prime Minister said that the conclave will give more information on NEP which will further help in its better implementation.
Talking about India's education system, the Prime Minister said it must meet global standards. He said students and youths should strive for global citizens but must not forget roots. He stressed on teaching in regional languages as it will help young students.
He further stated that the burden on students should be reduced as there is an overload of information and content. Quoting former President A P J Abdul Kalam, the Prime Minister said the purpose of education is to make good human beings. Calling for faster reforms for a better India, Modi said students should work towards curiosity and commitment have driven life. He said NEP stresses on teachers' learning and teachers make enlightened students.
The Prime Minister welcomed questions and doubts on NEP. He said students will now have the freedom to switch courses and higher education is now free of specific streams. Saying inquiry, analysis, discussion-based learning will strengthen the education system. Prime minister highlighted how this NEP was framed after long thinking.