‘NEP will herald a new era’ says Modi

PM Modi addressing the nation on the one year anniversary of NEPPM Modi addressing the nation on the one-year anniversary of NEP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed policy-makers in the domain of education and skill development, students and teachers from across the country on Thursday to mark the completion of one year of reforms under the National Education Policy 2020.

During the address, Modi also launched various educational initiatives such as Vidhya Pravesh, Indian Sign Language as a Subject at secondary level, Academic Bank of Credit, Structured Assessment For Analyzing Learning Levels (SAFAL), National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) and National Education Technology Forum (NETF).

PM Modi congratulated all the students for completing one year of NEP. During the address, Modi said that the New Education Policy will make the country’s educational system ‘world class’.

The Prime Minister further added that NEP will be one of the ‘main factors’ in nation building and said that the youth of the nation wants to break free from ‘old shackles’.

Referring to COVID-19 forcing schools to move online, Modi said that “students adapted well to online education.”

Indian Sign Language was also launched as a subject at secondary level today. “This move will make Indian Sign Language more popular and will also help students with disability,” said Modi. He also claimed that NEP will address the language divide in the country, adding that engineering courses will now be taught in 11 regional languages.

In a major step, the Union Government today also announced 27% reservation for OBCs and 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section in All India Quota (AIQ) Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical / dental courses from the current academic year onwards