Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship launched Ramakrishna Mission’s ‘Awakening’ Programme for students of classes 1 to 5.
The minister called upon CBSE to institute an advisory framework for encouraging value-based education in all schools from Balvatika to Class 12 for creating a talent pool ready for the challenges of life and committed to national progress and global welfare.
Social transformation is one of the key goals of education. Values and wisdom are more important than material wealth, Pradhan said, speaking on the occasion. Value-based education is important for building a future-ready and socially conscious generation, he further added.
Ramakrishna Mission has a legacy of imparting applied education. At a time when we are implementing NEP 2020, it must also lay emphasis on creating such value-based educational programmes for students in classes 9th to 12th in addition to creating programmes for classes 1 to 8. He said that this unique initiative is a step toward ensuring holistic personality development of a child aligned with the philosophy of NEP 2020, he further said.
Pradhan emphasised that our education system must be aligned with national priorities. We have to create 21st-century citizens capable of taking global responsibilities. NEP 2020 with a focus on a teacher-led holistic education system for students is a step in that direction, he further added.