Preparing ‘significant’
human resources to
take country forward
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Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh): The National Education Policy (NEP) contributes to the nation while preparing significant human resources necessary for taking the country forward said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of the three-day Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi on Thursday.

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Akshaya Patra Mid-Day Meal Kitchen, as Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath look on, in Varanasi on Thursday. (ANI Photo/ Yogi Adityanath Twitter)

“The foundational aim behind the National Education Policy is to bring education out from the limits of narrow thought-process and to integrate it with the modern ideas of the 21st century,” he added. Speaking at the inaugural function he further said “We just don’t have to prepare youth with degrees, it’s imperative, that along with it, our education policy also contributes to the nation while preparing significant human resources needed to take the country forward.”
As per the Ministry of Education, the three-day seminars will bring together over 300 Vice-Chancellors and Directors from public and private universities, educationists, policymakers, as also industry representatives to deliberate on how the implementation of National Education Policy 2020 can be taken further across the country after successful implementation of several initiatives in the last two years.
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan are also said to be present on the occasion.
“The Summit will provide a platform for leading Indian Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to discuss, deliberate and share insights on strategies, success stories and best practices in implementing the National Education Policy, 2020,” the Education Ministry had said in a statement.

PM Modi interacts with school children

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Varanasi to participate in the Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam, on Thursday interacted with school children and encouraged them to develop their talents.
Prime Minister listened to the bhajans performed by the children. He also sang bhajan with the children. Children beat drums, recited poems and performed yoga. Prime Minister hailed the talents of the children. He asked the children, “Aap sab lok safai karte hain? Haat dhote hain? Exercise kartein hain?” The children responded, “yes sir”. PM Modi then encouraged them and said, “Sabash! bahaut bahaut badhai. Aap log ke paas alag alag talent hai. Badi pratibha wale log hain aap log.”

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi listens to a student during a free-wheeling interaction with children, in Varanasi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Prime Minister Modi enjoys the company of children everywhere he goes. He even interacts with children during his foreign visits.
Prime Minister inaugurated the three-day Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam in Varanasi today, organised by the Ministry of Education in association with University Grants Commission (UGC) and Banaras Hindu University.
Emphasizing on skill development and practical-based learning, Prime Minister on Thursday said the foundational aim behind the National Education Policy is to bring education out from the limits of narrow thought-process and to integrate it with the modern ideas of the 21st century.

Varanasi:(ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to have a free-wheeling interaction with children, in Varanasi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Speaking at the occasion, PM Modi said, “In the new policy, the entire focus is on making children skilled according to their talents and choices. Our youth should be skilled, confident, practical and calculative. Education policy is preparing the ground for this. The foundational aim behind the National Education Policy is to bring education out from the limits of narrow thought-process and to integrate it with the modern ideas of the 21st century.”
“We just do not have to prepare youth with degrees, it is imperative, that along with it, our education policy also contributes to the nation while preparing significant human resources needed to take the country forward,” he stated.
He said in areas like space technology, where earlier only the government used to do everything, now a new world is being created for the youth through private players. (ANI)