Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday (26 February) said that the new National Education Policy (NEP) introduced by the Modi government will make India the knowledge capital of the world.
Goyal, while addressing the FICCI Higher Education Summit, said that the NEP has given focus to innovation, entrepreneurship and skill development, and will transform the way children are taught in the country, according to a release by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The minister said that with the NEP, we will feel proud that every child in the country is entitled to, and getting equal quality of education.
Goyal said that the policy allows students to be more creative in their chosen fields. He added that the policy has been formulated after extensive consultations, and hence has been widely accepted.
He said that Indian education system has to attain that level where the students from even the developed nations would come for higher study in our country, even in institutes other than IITs and IIMs.
Goyal called upon the people engaged in the education sector to work together and prepare a roadmap for 7 billion citizens of the world.
The minister lauded the contribution of schools & teachers in nation building, to deal with the future and to alleviate poverty. Shri Goyal said that education is a great equalizer, empowers everyone, and helps in taking the right decisions at the right time.
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