Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Indian education sector undergoing unprecedented transformation: Pradhan

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the North East Education Conclave in Guwahati on November 20, 2021. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other dignitaries are also seen. (PIB)

Guwahati: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan along with the Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on November 20, 2021, inaugurated the North-East Education Conclave at Guwahati Medical College & Hospital Auditorium at Guwahati.

Pradhan said that the education sector in India is undergoing an unprecedented transformation and the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) introduced by the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims at preparing the youth to be future-ready, socially aware, global citizens of the 21st century.

“NEP 2020 is a visionary approach to transform the education landscape of the country and is ushering in a paradigm shift In India’s education landscape. The NEP is a unifying factor in celebrating our diversity and strengths as a civilization. The NEP is focused on developing desired learning competencies, equipping students with 21st-century knowledge and skills, and preparing our youth to become global citizens,” Pradhan said.

He said that the North East Education Conclave aims to discuss and deliberate on various aspects of NEP-2020, which will help in creating a roadmap for the North East Region and to design strategies for its successful implementation.

Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the NEP 2020 has given the opportunity to go beyond the marksheet to strive for knowledge that will make India more powerful, take the country to greater heights, empower students and offer them opportunities to grow.

Education Minister of Assam, Dr Ranoj Pegu, VC, CSS University, Meerut, UP, Prof. Narendra Kumar Taneja, , UGC, Chairman, Prof. D.P. Singh, Education Ministers of eight NE states, Prof. Nani Copal Mahanta, Education Adviser, Government of Assam, stakeholders and academicians were present in the inaugural session.

The conclave was organized by the Department of Education, Government of Assam, and Shankardev Education and Research Foundation (SERF).  (Press Release)

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