Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday mentioned the brand new National Education Policy is futuristic and as per world requirements, and aimed toward fulfilling Dr. S Radhakrishnan’s imaginative and prescient of schooling that empowers a scholar to take part in nationwide improvement.
“India takes pride in being the mother of democracy as it’s values are embodied in our social life,” Modi mentioned addressing the Association of Indian Universities’ 95th annual meet and a nationwide seminar of vice-chancellors through video convention.
The Centre unveiled the brand new National Education Policy (NEP) final yr.
“The National Education Policy is futuristic and as per global parameters,” Modi mentioned.
Every scholar has sure capabilities. These capabilities pose three questions earlier than the coed and the trainer, he mentioned.
“First, what they can do? Second, what is their potential if they are properly taught? And third, what they want to do?” Modi mentioned.
The reply to the primary query is the inside power of scholars, he mentioned.
“But, if institutional strength is added to that inner strength, their development will get expanded and they will be able to do what they want to do,” the prime minister mentioned.
He mentioned the NEP is aimed toward fulfilling the imaginative and prescient of Dr S Radhakrishnan (India’s second President and academician) of schooling that frees and empowers a scholar to take part in nationwide improvement.
“Education management should be undertaken keeping the whole world as a unit, but also focusing on the Indian character of education,” he mentioned.
Modi mentioned the function of expert youth is constantly rising as India walks the trail of ‘aatmanirbharta’ (self- reliance).
India is being appeared upon as the long run centre of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, huge knowledge, 3D printing, digital actuality and robotics, cellular know-how, geo-informatics, sensible healthcare and defence sector, he mentioned.
“To meet the requirement of various skills, Indian institutes of skills are being set up in three big cities of the country. In Mumbai, the first batch of the Indian Institute of Skills has already started,” Modi mentioned.
He additionally requested universities to be multi-disciplinary.
“We want all universities to be multi-disciplinary and provide flexibility to students, like an easy entry and exit from courses and creation of an academic bank for easy completion of courses,” he mentioned.
For this, each college should collaborate, he added.
“Babasaheb Ambedkar has given a strong foundation for us to take forward all our democratic values after independence,” Modi mentioned, on the event of the beginning anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar.
He mentioned Dr Ambedkar thought-about information, self-respect and politeness as his three revered deities.
“Self-respect comes with knowledge and makes a person aware of his or her rights. Through equal rights, social harmony emerges and the country progresses. Our education system and universities have this responsibility to carry the country forward on the path shown by Babasaheb,” Modi mentioned.
The city-based Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University hosted the occasion.
Modi additionally launched 4 books primarily based on Dr Ambedkar’s life, written by creator Kishor Makwana.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Vijay Rupani additionally participated within the occasion