With an endeavour to prepare students to effectively face the challenges of the 21st century, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for refurbishment of the education system. He has also shown his concern over the rising cost of education, calling it a worrisome trend.
Apart from our rich culture and heritage, he wanted the New Education Policy to be more focused on the comprehensive history of India. Adding to this, he said that the curriculum should be strong and well aligned and history books should contain the contributions made by great freedom fighters from different parts of the country.
“We need an education system that transforms a student to become a complete human being, who is sensitive to the needs of others, understands the other point of view and respects and values others for what they are”, he said while inaugurating the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of BHS Higher Education Society in Bengaluru.
In order to make education more robust and inclusive, the Vice President has asked the teachers, educationists, researchers, and parents to make their suggestions on the New Education Policy.
“Policymakers and the educationists must ensure that every child receives a holistic education,” he further added.
Highlighting that education was the fundamental requirement and it must be made affordable, he said that quality education has nothing to do with costly education.
Talking of affordable education, he said that it is an urgent need to bring in funds for education to make it more affordable for all groups of people.
Mr. Naidu has also called for steps to ensure that the educated and empowered youth should be given sufficient opportunities and support, especially in terms of skilling.