President Ram Nath Kovind Says New Education Policy Aims To Achieve Both Inclusion, Excellence
The new National Education Policy or NEP aims to reorient the education system towards meeting the needs of the 21st century by achieving the twin objectives of inclusion and excellence, President Ram Nath Kovind said today.
Addressing the Visitors' Conference on 'Implementation of National Education Policy 2020 in Higher Education', the President said the policy sets the vision of developing an equitable and vibrant knowledge society by providing quality education to all.
"Higher education institutions have greater responsibility of making India a global knowledge superpower. The quality standards set as benchmark by these institutions would be followed by other institutions," the President said.
He said the fundamental principles of the new policy include inculcating creativity and critical thinking in order to encourage logical decision-making and innovation.
"The NEP also seeks to encourage critical thinking and spirit of enquiry. Effective implementation of the policy is likely to restore India's glory as a great centre of learning as during the times of Takshashila and Nalanda," he said.