United News of India
Srinagar, Sep 20: Asserting that the New Education Policy 2020 is not only a historic and holistic document but has for the first time been created as a reflection of aspirations of the parents, teachers, students, and education experts, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha called for timely implementation of its key provisions.
The Lieutenant Governor made these remarks while inaugurating the Brainstorming on Implementation of the National Education policy-2020 in Jammu and Kashmir at S K International Conference Centre (SKICC) Auditorium, here Sunday, an official spokesperson said.
Quoting Nelson Mandella, the Lt Governor said “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.” “Education can breed prosperity, peace, and harmony in the society if we use this tool effectively and efficiently,” he added.
On the inaugural day of the Brainstorming session, Advisor to Lt Governor KK Sharma gave a brief presentation on the roadmap for the implementation of NEP-2020 in J&K. Terming the step as a milestone in over 30 years; he exclaimed that it would focus on developing better human beings apart from a generation of jobs and careers. It enumerates Revamping of curriculum, Aesthetic development, and teacher education.
The Lt Governor further remarked that the New Education Policy contains features of Equity, Quality, Affordability, and Accountability. It promotes Individual Development through experience-based Education and logical thinking.
While addressing the gathering of VCs, Former VCs, Principals of different Degree colleges from across the UT, Lt Governor impressed upon them to use the progressive features of the NEP-2020 for the benefits of students. He called for mission mode efforts to meet the growing knowledge economy through best practices available worldwide including e-content and interactive modules.
The Lt Governor said, “The role and responsibility of teachers and educationists have now become bigger and so is the expectation from parents, students, and a vast global market that is looking for young Indian talents. One of the objectives of this interactive session on NEP-2020 is to discuss the doubts and apprehensions regarding the provisions of this policy and to ensure that each and every important aspect of this education policy is implemented in a time-bound manner.”
The Lt Governor also said while nurturing the talents for a self-reliant India, our collective focus should be professional and qualitative research with synthesis of three elements- teacher, students, and curriculum, so when they are out of college after completing the education, a job or self-employment opportunity is available for them.