The Center’s New Education Policy (NEP) will help build up the nation as a “knowledge superpower” and get worldwide acknowledgement for talents of students, President Ram Nath Kovind said while addressing the convocation ceremony in Jamia Millia Islamia on Wednesday.
The HRD Ministry is in procedure of giving the last shape to the NEP and the last draft is probably going to be set before the cabinet soon.
“The New Education Policy is to establish India as a ‘knowledge super power’ so the whole world recognizes the immense talent of the students of the country,” Kovind said.
Commenting on the same, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said, “The policy will lay the formation stone of new India and will provide technical, scientific and job-oriented education to girls, minorities and under-privileged sections of the society.” A new education policy was part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto ahead of the 2014 general election. The existing NEP was framed in 1986 and revised in 1992.
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With respect to proper utililisation of students’ talents, Kovind said that special assistance is expected from and urged the varsity administration to explore the possibility of adopting more villages and guiding students to undertake development initiatives.
“Jamia has already adopted four villages as per the HRD Ministry’s scheme and the students contribute to these villages. I want you to explore the possibility of adopting more villages and guide students to take development initiatives there,” Kovind said.
“The students should visit these villages and if possible, stay there for some time, talk to villagers, see the problems, explain to them important things like cleanliness and vaccination,” he further added.
The convocation ceremony was held as a part of three-day celebrations of the university’s 99th Foundation Day. During the three-day celebrations, the university will host several competitions such as street theatre, business idea generation and cultural program
The convocation ceremony was held as a piece of three-day festivities of the university’s 99th Foundation Day.