Imphal: Video conference of governors and lieutenant governors on ‘Role of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in Transforming Higher Education’ was held on Monday at New Delhi.
The conference was organised by department of higher education, ministry of Education. The occasion was divided into different sessions as inaugural session, interaction with governors and lieutenant governors, education minister of states and union territories, Special Session on NEP-2020, Technical Session and discussion.
Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla stated that the New Education Policy-2020, that will certainly be a landmark in the history of education in India, for, the policy is comprehensive, holistic, far sighted and will certainly play a pivotal role in the Nation’s future growth. This Policy was passed after more than three decades – first one was framed in 1986 and modified in 1992.
During this period of more than three decades, significant changes were noticed in our country pertaining to socio- economy and the globe at large. Therefore, it appears quite legitimate that the education sector also needs to strengthen itself towards the demands of the 21st Century and the needs of the people and the country. Quality education as well as innovation and research will be the pillars on which India will become a knowledge super power. It is, in this context, a New Education Policy is needed at this juncture, she said.
Heptulla said the Government of India, accordingly, mooted the process of formulating a New Education Policy, to begin with, through the consultation process in which expert opinions, field experiences, stakeholder feedback as well as lessons learned from best practices were taken into consideration.
She strongly viewed the New Education Policy 2020, that will certainly be a landmark in the history of education in India, for, the policy is comprehensive, holistic, far sighted and will certainly play a pivotal role in the Nation’s future growth, a DIPR release said.