New Education Policy: ‘A transformative reform in Indian educational ecosystem’
New Education Policy 2020: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan addressing at the 2nd Voice of Global South Summit on Friday highlighted the importance of New Education Policy and emphasised that New Education Policy (2020) can act as a template for emerging economies towards developing comprehensive strategies for human resource development.
Union Minister further added that NEP 2020 has brought transformative reforms in the Indian educational ecosystem.
Addressing the meeting, Dharmendra Pradhan praised the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that explained about the five pillars on which NEP has been built which are access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability.
Highlighting the aim of NEP 2020, he said that NEP 2020 aims to create an educational system that is rooted in Indian ethos as well as aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Union Minister further said that all countries need to act on shared aspirations and devise common strategies built under the twin pillar of education and skill development.
Pradhan added that, “NEP 2020 can act as a template for emerging economies towards developing comprehensive strategies for human resource development."
Minister also praised India’s collaborative efforts to develop a resilient, equitable, inclusive and sustainable and skilling ecosystem.
Coming back to the Second Voice of Global South Summit, Minister highlighted the opening remarks of PM Modi in which he said, "I had proposed setting up a Global South Centre of Excellence for the Global South at the first Voice of Global South Summit. I am happy that the Dakshin Development and Knowledge Sharing Initiative Global South Centre for Excellence is being inaugurated today."
"Geographically, the Global South has always existed, but it is getting a voice for the first time, and this is because of the joint efforts. We are more than 100 countries but our priorities are similar," he added.
Notably, the Second Voice of the Global South Summit is taking place in virtual mode today. The summit would focus on sharing with countries of the Global South the key outcomes achieved in various G20 meetings over the course of India's presidency.
The theme of the inaugural leaders' session is 'Together, for Everyone's Growth, with Everyone's Trust' and that of the concluding leaders' session is 'Global South: Together for One Future.'
- With inputs from agencies