Hope NEP 2020 Will Recapture India’s Past Glory As A Centre Of Learning: Union Education Minister


Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is hopeful that the new education policy will help India recapture its past glory as a centre of learning.

Nishank along with other eminent guests, including President Ram Nath Kovind and Governor of Odisha Ganeshi Lal, spoke on the occasion of the 12th foundation day of the Central University of Odisha. The programme was held via video conference.

Kovind, who is also the Visitor of central universities, stressed on the need for value-based education for the students’ growth and development.

Nishank, in his address, said there was an era when foreign nations were “attracted” to India for its academic prowess.

“Now, it’s time to achieve that type of education through the New Education Policy,” Pokhriyal said. He also urged universities to focus more on research and development.

“The policy will enable regionally rooted industry- academia-govt partnership for the holistic development of the region,” the minister added.

Odisha Governor Lal also hoped that the country will make use of the traditional knowledge under the new education policy.

Union Petroleum and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stressed on the significance of more collaborative efforts to attain greater heights.

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