NEP 2020 emphasizes learning all Indian languages: Dharmendra Pradhan | Latest India News
New Delhi: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday that no Indian language is inferior to another, and the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 emphasizes learning all Indian languages equally.
Pradhan attended the convocation of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Meghalaya as the chief guest and awarded degrees to graduate students in 2020 and 2021 at the ceremony held at Shillong campus.
“No Indian language is inferior to any other language used in the country. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 focuses on universalizing early childhood care and education and also emphasizes learning in all Indian languages. Under the new policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has demanded that all languages be national languages. Therefore, Garo, Khasi, Jaintia (local languages in Meghalaya) are national languages,” he said.
The Minister of Education said that as India celebrates 75 years of independence, young people should also focus on responsibility. “Walking the path of homework, we must take our country to new heights in the next decade,” he said.
He urged young people to bring about change in society by participating in knowledge-based revolutions to become job providers. “Our universities are a melting pot of ideas, innovations and aspirations and universities should be fertile ground for research – research for the welfare of society and humanity and for improving the comfort of life,” he said.
Insisting on building a strong alumni network, Pradhan said, “Let us give back materially or intellectually to our schools and universities and also take responsibility for our state, country and humanity. There’s never been a better time to give back.
Later, the Union Minister also held a review meeting on education, skills development and entrepreneurship which was also attended by senior central government officials. During the meeting, the minister called on the state to lead efforts to establish the national digital infrastructure, in particular a student registration portal as part of the National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR ) and also place its institutions under the NIRF and NAAC.
“He also suggested that NEHU should act as a knowledge partner for institutions across the state, particularly in delivering skills development in border areas. India’s Ministry of Education will lend its full support to make Meghalaya a model state for education and entrepreneurship,” the ministry said in a statement.