Beijing, Chine 5: The Education is a universal, apolitical agenda, empowers everybody. It will set the tone for the world of the future. It’s not negotiation, but cooperation all the way, said Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar while speaking at BRICS ministers of education meeting on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Javadekar said that said that under the dynamic leadership of Indian PM Modi, India reforming and reprioritizing its education. In School Education, it is the learning outcomes which are being emphasized upon, and efforts are on to promote creativity and keep alive curiosity and inquisitiveness amongst students. In higher education the focus is on skilling, research and innovation.
He emphasized the steps taken to achieve equity through increased scholarships, education loans, remission and fee waivers for disadvantaged and marginalized sections. Notably, Delegation of all the five BRICS countries participated in the two-day deliberations.
The Minister spoke about India’s research initiative, IMPRINT, which identifies priority areas for research for India, National Digital Library, which provides over 7.2 million online resources free of cost and is ever expanding National Academic Depository (NAD), Smart India Hackathon, which involved over 40000 students in solving over 300 problems received from various sources.
At the conclusion of the BRICS Education Ministers’ meeting, a bilateral meeting was also held between Prakash Javadekar and the Education Minister of China, Chen Baosheng when bilateral cooperation between India and China was discussed.
In other hand Chinese media has blatantly flung its sense of superiority at India accusing it of behaving shamelessly before the international community. A state-run daily warned that India will suffer greater losses than in 1962 if it incites military conflicts. It added that the Chinese look down on India's military power.