Second biggest focus is on
education after health: Modi

0
7

NEW DELHI: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday stressed on the need to reform the education sector by including skill development, research and innovation for a ‘self-reliant India’.

“To build Aatmanirbhar Bharat, the youth of the country needs self-confidence which is directly connected to their education, knowledge and skill. The new National Education Policy has been developed with this key thought,” he said while addressing a webinar on the implementation of Union Budget 2021 in the education sector.

“The second biggest focus after health in this year’s Budget is on education, skill, research and innovation,” PM Modi said.

Elaborating on the steps being taken by the Central Government during this year’s Budget for the education sector, he said, “For building an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, it is important that the youth have self-confidence. Self-confidence comes when youth has faith in their education, skills and knowledge.”

NEW DELHI: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a dose of COVAXIN vaccine developed by India’s Bharat Biotech and the state-run Indian Council of Medical Research on March 1, 2021.

Prime Minister also underlined the need to use the talents of anyone across India and said, “it is very important to come out of the linguistic barrier to make it possible.”

The Prime Minister had discussed the impact of educational policies, research activities and skill development efforts undertaken by the government and educational institutions on the centre’s scheme named ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’.

DRDO sectors

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the Central government has opened up several sectors including agriculture, space, atomic energy and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the talented youth of the country, adding that keeping knowledge and research within limits is an injustice to the nation.

“It is an injustice to the nation to keep knowledge and research within limits. With this mindset, we are opening up several sectors such as agriculture, space, atomic energy and DRDO for our youth that is full of potential,” PM Modi said while speaking at a webinar on the implementation of Union Budget 2021 in the education sector.

He further added that in this year’s budget, the government has given more focus on the making of institutions and their access.

“For the first time in India, we are developing a National Research Foundation, at a cost of Rs 50,000 crore,” the Prime Minister said.

Talking about the reforms in the technology sector, PM Modi said, “There’s a new tradition of Hackathons for start-ups in India. It will strengthen both the youth as well as the industry.”

“Under National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovation, over 3,500 startups have been nurtured,” Modi added.

Urging institutions to adopt the best practices so as to train the youth with the global skills in sync with global demand, PM Modi said, “The institutions and individuals in the education sector have to work together to bring international campuses to India and adopt the best practices across the globe in collaboration and added that people must map the skillsets in sync with global demand and the youth must be prepared on the same lines.”

Elaborating on the steps being taken by the Central Government during this year’s Budget for the education sector, he said, “For building an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, it is important that the youth have self-confidence. Self-confidence comes when youth has faith in their education, skills and knowledge.”

Prime Minister also underlined the need to use the talents of anyone across India and said, “it is very important to come out of the linguistic barrier to make it possible.” (ANI)