PM launches new initiatives for education sector

Chandigarh/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched various new initiatives for the education sector on the completion of one year of implementation of National Education Policy-2020 in India.

On this occasion, Modi addressed the Governors, Chief Ministers, Education Ministers and Educationists of the states.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Home and Health Minister Anil Vij and Education Minister Kanwar Pal also participated in this programme through video conferencing.

During the programme, the Prime Minister launched Vidya Pravesh, Indian Sign Language as a Subject and Nishtha 2.0. Besides this, he also launched the Academic Bank of Credit that will provide multiple entry and exit options for students in higher education, first-year engineering programmes in regional languages and guidelines for internationalization of higher education.

Similarly, other initiatives including SAFAL (Structured Assessment for Analyzing Learning), a competency based assessment framework for Classes 3, 5 and 8 in CBSE schools, National Digital Education Architecture and National Education Technology Platform were also launched by Modi.

In his address, Modi said that the National Education Policy-2020 will prove to be a strong foundation for a Atamnirbhar India. It is the first Education Policy of the 21st century and replaces the 34 year old National Policy Education (NPE) of 1986.

He said that this New Education Policy is in line with the needs of the 21st century. He said that the new initiatives launched today will play a big role in building India. (UNI)

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