Chandigarh, August 11 – Stating that the National Education Policy will lay the foundation stone of the ‘New India’ of 21st century, Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Kanwar Pal said that the policy focuses on imparting ideal education and polishes 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.
The Education Minister said that the Officers of the Education Department have started implementing the Policy and changes will be made wherever there is a scope for improvement. He said that the process of opening 1,000 new English Medium Schools is presently going on. In addition, 104 state schools are being upgraded as Adarsh Sanskriti Model Schools while 32 Adarsh Sanskriti Model Schools are already functional.
The Education Minister said that this Policy has been formulated by reforming it according to the national objectives and values. Sharing the various steps adopted by the Government before framing the new Education Policy the Education Minister said that it is for the first time that written suggestions were taken from Panchayati Raj Institutions, public representatives, academicians and other stakeholders before preparing the Education Policy. The policy makers had included lakhs of suggestions which reflects that people wanted a change in the ongoing education system which has been followed and is visible in this new Policy, he added.
The Education Minister called upon all the parents, academicians and officials and employees of the Department who will be playing an important role in the implementation of this Policy, to consider its implementation as an important task for which all have to show strong determination.