One year of NEP- PM Modi addresses nation

India’s Prime Minister Modi addressed the nation today on the occasion of completing 1 year of transformative reforms under the new Education Policy. This programme was attended digitally by members of NCC(Delhi), Ministry of Education, and professors from reputed institutions like IIT Madras.

It commenced with a short film which elaborated on the efficiency of NEP during the pandemic and the key role it played to aid the students during these trying times. This was followed by the inauguration of different portals like

1)Diksha(for regional languages)

2)Nishtha(68 portals to train over 1 lakh teachers)

3)Safal(competency based assessment)

4)AICTE(to create syllabus in 11 regional languages)

5)NDEAR (open source for innovative future education)

6)Academic bank of credits which offers more fluidity in education and more flexibility to easily switch from one stream to other.

The event concluded with PM Modi’s. Key points made were:

1)We are fortunate to inaugurate these programmes at a time when India completes 75 years of independence- Amrut Mahotsav.

2)The development made in the future shall solely depend on how we train and educate our youth today.

3)The youth today is ready for change and does not wish to remain shackled in archaic traditions now.

4)Education system encountered its biggest challenge in the form of COVID-19 and all adapted to it and accepted the new methods of learning quickly.

“I want to congratulate everyone that the new education policy has completed a year… Even amid the pandemic, the policy is being implemented with help of suggestions of over lakhs of citizens, teachers, autonomous bodies and by deploying task force, in a phased manner.”

The PM began his address by acknowledging the efforts of academicians and policy makers.

5)Ministry of Education introduced the Diksha, Swayam portal. Students are extensively a part of this development and Diksha has received in one year almost more than 2300 crore hits in a year.

6)People from earlier deprived sections reaching new heights with the availability of resources at their disposal.

7)This youth has revitalised startup ecosystem and realised the dream of digital India. NEP will instill confidence in them to achieve their dreams.

8) AI programme launch has made youth future-oriented.

9)We can observe a digital revolution in education where digital learning has bound villages and cities everyone together

10)NDEAR,NETF have worked in this direction to widen digital reach to remotest places.

11)Students can now pursue multiple courses with Academic bank of Credits which is a revolutionary change. They can choose any stream and leave it with ease. This will help destroy fear of exams will lead students to explore new skills and streams.

12) Today more than 150 universities have an office of international affairs and we host students from different countries.

13)In 1 year more than 1200 institutions have approved 100s of skill development courses.

14) Vidya Pravesh programme through which the playschool concept shall reach all villages. The programme is implemented in all states, in every corner of country and no distinction made between rich and poor. Education is made easy for all through this.

15)More than 3 lakh today require sign language language for education. Introducing sign language as subject will offer encouragement to Indian sign language development.

16)Nishtha 2.0 will train teachers according to new methods of digital learning.

The National Digital Education Architecture is an initiative launched today.

“I want to congratulate everyone that the new education policy has completed a year… Even amid the pandemic, the policy is being implemented with help of suggestions of over lakhs of citizens, teachers, autonomous bodies and by deploying task force, in a phased manner.”

The PM began his address by acknowledging the efforts of academicians and policy makers.