Year Roundup: NEP 2020 launched with aim to bring out capabilities of each student, universalise education
The News Services Division brings you glimpses of the year 2021, in its Special Year Ender series, ‘The Year that was’. Today, we take a look at New Education Policy 2020 ( NEP 2020), which aims to achieve 100 per cent youth and adult literacy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said the National Education Policy 2020 will give wings to the million dreams of our youth.
Addressing the education community in the country on the first anniversary of the National Education Policy on 29th of July this year, Mr Modi had said the Education Policy will play a key role in India’s golden future as nation is on verge of entering 75 Years of Independence.
National Education Policy was launched with the aim to bring out the capabilities of each student, universalise education, build capacities and transform the learning landscape.
The new policy aims for universalization of education from pre-school to secondary level with 100 per cent Gross Enrollment Ratio in school education by 2030. This is the first education policy of 21st century and replaces the thirty-four year old National Policy on Education NPE 1986.
Built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability, this policy is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It aims to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society and global knowledge superpower by making both school and college education more holistic, flexible, multidisciplinary.
The education policy is also aimed at bringing out the unique capabilities of each student. The National Education Policy, 2020 is the guiding philosophy for changing the learning landscape, making education holistic and for building strong foundations for an Atmanirbhar Bharat.