National Education Policy – 2020

kanwar pal gujjar, Minister haryana

Chandigarh, August 13 – Accentuating the progressive features of the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020, Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Kanwar Pal said that the policy will lay the foundation stone of the ‘New India’ of 21st century and focuses on imparting ideal education along with polishing the skills as per the need of the youth. Under the New Education Policy, student from any class, be it nursery or college can play a constructive role in nation building as he or she will be studying in a scientific manner. In the coming times, the Union and State Government will be working together to increase the public investment in the education sector so as to reach 6 per cent of GDP.

He said this during a webinar on National Education Policy, 2020 organized today by Press Information Bureau and Regional Outreach Bureau, Chandigarh of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.

During the webinar, Mr. Kanwar Pal informed the participants that the policy was formulated in accordance with national goals. He added that it took a long time to formulate this policy and it is for the first time experts from myriad fields participated in the process. This reflects that people wanted a change in the Education Policy.  Elaborating on the policy, he said, the education departments of all districts will have to formulate a plan from now to ensure its implementation.

Additional Chief Secretary, School Education, Dr. Mahavir Singh, informed that the Haryana Government is all set to implement the National Education Policy, 2020. While speaking on the transfer policy of teachers in Haryana, he said that it is being done online in a very transparent manner. Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Mr. Ankur Gupta, also gave his views on the National Education Policy 2020 during the webinar.

Vice-Chancellor, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Prof. Rajbir Singh, said the National Education Policy, 2020 is holistic, flexible and multi-disciplinary in its approach taking into account the needs of 21st century. The policy has made a couple of notable structural changes at school and college education level. He said the universalization of school education by 2030 is a commendable step while multiple entry and exit will help in keeping a check on the dropout rates.The Vice-Chancellor said that implementation is the key with educational institutes and administration playing a vital role.

ADG (North Zone), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Ms. Devpreet Singh in her welcome address said that education is fundamental to achieving full human potential, developing an equitable and just society and promoting national development. She further said that with the quickly changing employment landscape and global eco-system, it is becoming increasingly critical that children not only learn but more importantly learn how to learn.

The webinar was attended by Faculty members, research scholars and students from Himachal Pradesh University and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

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