coimbatore: The National Education Policy (NEP) is not a document that contains few pages, but has many new features for the benefit of students, the minister of Education and Skills Development of the University said here on Saturday. Union, Dharmendra Pradhan.
Although education is on the concurrent list of States, the Center hopes that Tamil Nadu will accept the NEP, he said.
The Union government is open to ideas and new methods when it comes to NEP, Pradhan said while addressing the 34th convocation of the Avinashilingam Institute of Home Science and Higher Education for Women in the city.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said emphatically that everyone should learn the mother tongue and the NEP will help learning, reading and writing in the mother tongue in the founding years, he said, adding that the government has asked the National Research and Training Council Education (NCERT). ) to publish books in all Indian languages starting this academic year.
The holistic development of the children will be better if they study in their mother tongue and India’s education focuses on employability, empowerment and enlightenment, he said.
Stating that the technology was a new disruptor, the Union minister said that millions of people use mobile phones. “Internet and smartphones are basic requirements and we depended on foreign technologies like Android or iOS. However, IIT Madras has developed technology for the indigenous 5G few days ago,” he noted.
Referring to COVID-19 vaccines, Pradhan said, “Indians got vaccinated but no one in the world got the certificate within seconds after taking it as our country. It is that kind of technology that we are developing in India.”
Highlighting women’s empowerment, the Union Minister said, “Tamil Nadu is far ahead of the rest of the country and the state has the largest number of women workers in the country. India is the mother of democracy and Tamil Nadu the epicenter.”
During India’s G20 Presidency this year, “I hope there will be discussion and deliberation on this in the university,” he said.
Later, responding to a question about the decrease in the budget allocation for the NEP, the Union Minister said that it was incorrect information. “The government and the Ministry of Finance were giving their full support to the new education policy and more funds will be allocated in the next budget,” he said.