India / What key initiatives have been launched by PM Modi to mark 1 year of NEP?

Zoom News : Jul 30, 2021, 07:28 AM
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the education community in the country today on the completion of one year of transformative reforms under NEP 2020.

While addressing the nation on Thursday afternoon, the Prime Minister first congratulated the countrymen and all the students on the completion of one year of the new National Education Policy. He said that teachers, principals, policy makers of the country have worked very hard to bring the National Education Policy on the ground.

"I want to congratulate everyone that the new education policy has completed a year. Even amid the pandemic, the policy is being implemented with help of suggestions of over lakhs of citizens, teachers, autonomous bodies and by deploying task force, in a phased manner," PM Modi said.  

He emphasised on creating a new future and achieving new heights under National Education Policy. Prime Minister Modi said that the new 'National Education Policy' assures the youth that the country completely supports their spirits. The Artificial Intelligence program which has just been launched will also make our youth future oriented, opening several ways for AI driven economy, PM said. 

On the occasion, the Prime Minister launched multiple initiatives in the education sector including the Academic Bank of Credit, that will provide multiple entries and exit options to the students in higher education. He also launched National Digital Education Architecture in the field of education. 

In a major announcement, PM Modi shared that there are 14 engineering colleges in 8 states which offer education in 5 different Indian languages including Hindi-Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Bangla. 

The Indian Government on 29th July 2020 approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) to introduce several landmark changes in the Indian education system from primary schooling to Higher Education level.