New Delhi, Sept 17: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacted with volunteers and coordinators under Shikshak Parv Initiative to create awareness about the National Education Policy along with other Union Ministers and senior officials during the national webinar.
The Union Minister, in a tweet, said, "Had a wonderful interaction with the National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) Volunteers and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan coordinators under Shikshak Parv Initiative during the National Webinar on Creating Awareness about National Education Policy today."
The Minister asserted that it is the first policy in Indian history that involved online, grassroots, and national level deliberations. "The New Education Policy is the first policy in Indian history, in which a multi-pronged and multi-stakeholder consultative process was undertaken which included online, grassroots and national level deliberations," Singh said, in a subsequent tweet. Singh added that NEP is prepared to keep in mind more than 2 lakh suggestions given by teachers, academicians, parents, and other stakeholders relating to education.
Singh also highlighted that this policy will lead to the holistic development of students. "This policy suggests many revolutionary changes in school and higher education leading to the holistic development of students. The National Education Policy will fulfill the vision of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, to create a 'self-reliant India'," he said.
Quoting a famous saying, he said, "If you want to improve generations, then you should invest in education. India is one of the youngest countries in the world and youth are our strength in achieving bigger milestones in nation development. This event will prove to be an important link in bringing awareness among the youths of the country to contemporary issues. With the support of youths, the entire education system will be more efficient."
The Union Cabinet on July 29 approved National Education Policy 2020 bringing major reforms in higher education including a target of 50 percent Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) by 2035 and provision for multiple entry and exits.