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Our Education Must Be Culturally Rooted And Suit 21st Century Needs: Ramesh Pokhriyal

Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tells Outlook that the National Education Policy 2020 aims to “transform India into a ledge society and global knowledge ­superpower”.

Our Education Must Be Culturally Rooted And Suit 21st Century Needs: Ramesh Pokhriyal
Our Education Must Be Culturally Rooted And Suit 21st Century Needs: Ramesh Pokhriyal
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2020-08-08T12:27:36+05:30

Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tells Prakash Kumar that the National Education Policy 2020 aims to “transform India into a ledge society and global knowledge ­superpower”. Excerpts from the interview:

Why do we need a new ­national education policy when the agenda of the previous policy remains unfinished?

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is set to meet the unfinished agenda of the previous policies, whose implementation ­focused largely on issues of access and equity. A major development since the last policy of 1986 (modified in 1992) has been the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009, which laid down the legal ­underpinnings for achieving universal elementary education. As the first ­education policy of the 21st century, and built on the foundational pillars of access, equity, quality, ­affordability and accountability, NEP 2020 is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and aims to transform...

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