Passion In Education Will Drive Critical Thinking In Students: PM Modi On New Education Policy
According to the PM, the National Education Policy is a holistic approach to learning
In his inaugural address at the ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the new National Education Policy (NEP) today. The event was organized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and University Grants Commission (UGC).
He emphasized on passion in education to facilitate critical and innovative thinking in the students and youth of today. Deriving inspiration from Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s holistic perspective towards education, the PM remembered the iconic personality on his 79th death anniversary.
Modi recollected some of the points raised and addressed during the initial stages of formulating the new strategy. These included the importance to motivate the youth to lead a life of creativity, curiosity and commitment and to be empowered. He expressed satisfaction that the new policy covers all these aspects.
The prime minister emphasised on building a new global standard, for which the Indian education system needed to undergo changes. He said that the replacement of the 10+2 school curriculum with the 5+3+3+4 structure program, is a development in this path.
Shaping young students to become global citizens, while still being grounded to their roots is an important objective of the plan. According to Modi, maintaining uniformity in the language spoken at home and the language of studies in school, will improve the speed and efficiency of children.
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