Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday while addressing the virtual grand finale of ‘Smart India Hackathon’ said that the new education policy reflects the spirit of new India and we help in the boon of learning, moving away from the burden of the school bag. For life. The Prime Minister keenly listened to the ideas of students to solve persistent problems in the world and insisted on creating ‘job creators’ instead of ‘job seekers’.
He also told the students that the role of youth is very important in achieving the goal of ‘living easily’ to give a better life to the poor. When he heard about the technology devised by Rajasthan students on a system powered by artificial intelligence that can help corporates make intelligent investments, PM Modi quipped, “Is it working for the government as well Could? ”
Congratulating another group of students on making re-usable sanitary napkins, PM Modi said that India was late in accepting issues related to women’s health. He asked the students to empower women, especially those from rural or economically disadvantaged.
During his address, the Prime Minister also told about the difficulties the students faced despite “collecting degrees”.
Here’s what he said about the new National Education Policy (NEP) –
“Know as you wish”: “The focus is on what the student expects from you, rather than what he wants to learn. In NEP, flexibility is given great importance. There are many entry and exit provisions. No way for students. This kind of flexibility was long needed in our education system. I am glad that NEP can work on this aspect. ”
“Degree with confidence”: “Under pressure from parents, relatives, and friends – students choose subjects that others have chosen. This approach has resulted in a population that is educated, has degrees but they still feel inferior. N.E.P. The aim is to change this approach by allowing students to choose their own subjects. ”
“One size does not fit all”: “Among the most exciting things about policy is the emphasis on interdisciplinary studies. This concept is gaining popularity. and well. One size does not fit all. A subject does not define who you are. But we are judging our students on a subject, they do not like. ”
“Shift beyond burden”: “India’s national education policy reflects the spirit of the new India. We are shifting from the burden of school bags, which is not beyond school. For the boon of learning that helps for life. From just memorization to critical criticism. The 21st century is an era of knowledge, learning and innovation. ”
“This is not a policy”: “NEP is not just a policy, but a compilation of the aspirations of all 130 crore Indians. It took five years to discuss and debate each aspect and then a new Education Policy (NEP) was issued. This policy is, in the true sense, the aspiration of all Indians. ”
3-point mantra: “Don’t stop three things – learn, question, solve. Learn so that you can question things, ask questions and you will be able to create a solution. When you solve problems and make efforts, your efforts, your growth and with you, India grows.”