The day-long virtual Conference on the National Education Policy (NEP) got off on September 7 with unanimity expressed by President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank‘, Governors, Lieutenant Governors, administrators and education ministers of the States/UTs that the policy is not a mere document but an attempt to realise the aspirations of the nation.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it would not be correct to confine this policy to the government’s domain. “Like foreign policy or defense policy, education policy belongs to the country irrespective of the governments,” he said while initiating the discussion in his welcome address.
- Talking about the principles of NEP, the Prime Minister said that it emphasizes upon learning and focus on research rather than curriculum and practical performance, access and assessment.
- He added that this policy is an extraordinary effort to move out from one size fits all approach which was being pursued till now.
- The Prime Minister also said that this policy can be a success only when we show maximum flexibility from our side.
- He emphasized that this policy is of the country as a whole and not of a particular government.