National Education Policy aims to make India a centre of research and innovation: PM Modi

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New Delhi, July 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the All India Education Convention at ‘Bharat Mandapam’ to mark the completion of three years of the National Education Policy (NEP).

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the NEP aims to make India a research and innovation hub.

The Prime Minister transfers central funds of over Rs 630 crore as the first installment of the first phase to selected 6207 schools in States, union Territories, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, and Navodaya Samiti under the PM Shri’ scheme by pressing the remote button during the programme.

Apart from this, the Prime Minister also released books on education and skill courses translated into 12 Indian languages.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that the NEP aims to make India a research and innovation hub.

He said that education has the power to change the fate of the country. Today, our education system has a lot of importance for the goals with which India is moving forward in the 21st century.

The Prime Minister said that the National Education Policy has given equal importance to traditional knowledge systems and futuristic technology.

He said that our education system is preserving India’s traditions while leading the country’s progress in modern science and technology.

Describing discussion and dialogue as essential for education, the Prime Minister said that I am happy that through this session of the All India Education Conference, we are taking forward our tradition of discussion and thought.

He said that earlier, such an event was held in the newly constructed Rudraksh Hall of Kashi. This time this Samagam is happening in this newly constructed Bharat Mandapam of Delhi, and it is a matter of happiness that this is the first programme after the formal inauguration of Bharat Mandapam. The happiness increases even more because the very first programme is related to education.

On this occasion, union Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in his inaugural address that Prime Minister Modi’s vision has been guiding and inspiring education policy in the country since 2014.

He said that NEP, under the leadership of the Prime Minister, is an important element of 21st-century India.

16 sessions will be held in this two-day programme, which will run until July 30. It discussed topics including educationists, sector experts, policymakers, industry representatives, access to quality education and governance, equitable and inclusive education, issues of socio-economically disadvantaged groups, the National Institute Ranking Framework, the Indian knowledge system, and internationalisation of education, among others. do.