New Education Policy is foundation of new India, says PM.

New Delhi: 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.

PM Narendra Modi Speech Today on New Education Policy 2020 LIVE Updates: 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.

The conclave is also attended by Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and 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.