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30 July 2021
30-07-2021
30 July 2021

Chandigarh, July 30- Taking another step towards ensuring successful implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in the State by the year 2025, Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal today formally launched National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

He said that for the successful implementation of this policy in Haryana, every child would be enrolled in the school by reducing the drop out rate in the state, so that emphasis could be laid on his all-round development right from initial learning of Child.

Addressing the gathering and academicians and students who joined the programme launch ceremony of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 held in Panchkula, digitally, Sh. Manohar Lal said that NEP- 2020 is going to bring revolutionary changes in the 21st century.

In this Policy, along with education and employment, the Policy aims to make students cultured and Atmanirbhar, so that the students can make important contribution in making India the Vishav Guru again in the world.

Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Sh. Gian Chand Gupta, Education Minister Sh. Kanwar Pal, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Smt. Kamlesh Dhanda, Organizing Secretary, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Sh. Mukul Kanitkar, Chairman Haryana Higher Education Council, Professor B.K Kuthiala were also remained present during the function.

The Chief Minister said that at the time of independence, the education system of Lord Macaulay was focused on the 'Three R's': Writing, Reading and Arithmetic, which was did not ensure holistic development of a citizen.

Today, after 75 years of independence in the 21st century, the country needs such an Education Policy, which not only makes the younger generation educated but also inculcates the feeling of nationalism in them and for this purpose, the Cenntral Government launched the NEP-2020, asserted Sh. Manohar Lal.

He said that the way Haryana is has made it's name in sports, in the same way Haryana should be made a leader in the field of Education.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that the infrastructure required for implementing the NEP-2020 in Haryana has already been prepared with an aim to empower the students with knowledge, skills and values by imparting quality education.

The NEP-2020 will be completely implemented by the year 2025. Although the deadline for its implementation is till 2030, Haryana will achieve this target five years in advance, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

He said that Haryana aims to track every child by reducing the drop out rate in schools, for this data analysis of every family member registered under the Parivar Pehchan Patra started by the state government will be done, so that every child can be tracked and enrolled who could not attend the school for any reason.

The Chief Minister said that it is very important to have adequate infrastructure for education. In this direction, Haryana has not only enough school colleges, but also have Universities and world-class educational institutions with specialization in various subjects.

He said that a school within 2 to 3 km distance of every student are set up in the state. Similarly, Colleges have been set up within every 20 km radius.

Adequate schools, colleges and other educational institutions are available in the state ensuring the successful implementation of NEP-2020 soon. Still, if there is any shortcoming, then the state government is committed to remove such shortcomings at the earliest, added Sh. Manohar Lal

Efforts already made for successful implementation of NEP-2020

The Chief Minister said that as per the new Education Policy, about 4,000 playway schools are being opened in the state focussing on early age education since the age of three as enshrined in the NEP-2020. So far 1135 schools have been opened, he further informed.

He said that 113 new Sanskriti Model Schools have been opened for imparting education in English and facilities on the lines of private schools, which has increased their number to 137. Besides this, as many as 1418 schools are being upgraded to English medium bag free schools, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

He said that one of the goals of NEP-2020 is to make the Gross Enrollment Ratio of girls in higher education more than 50 percent by the year 2030. Haryana is ahead in this direction too. The Gross Enrollment Ratio of girls here is 32 percent, informed Sh. Manohar Lal.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that such educational institutions are being set up in the state, in which education will be provided from KG class to PG level. "Initially we are going to make an arrangement of imparting education from KG to PG in four universities.

While, Kurukshetra University has already started preparing for admission to be given under KG to PG scheme from this academic session that is 2021-22," said Sh. Manohar Lal.

Ensuring Skill development from School to University

The Chief Minister said that various initiatives have been taken by the State Government to impart Skill Development from School level up to University and under this various initiative likes starting NSQF in schools, 'Pahal Yojana' in Colleges, setting up Incubation Centres in Universities and imparting Technical Institutions in Technical Institutes for training as per industry needs MoU with industries age some of the steps taken by Haryana Government.

Imparting Skill Development Education in Schools

The Chief Minister said that another goal of the NEP-2020 is to impart professional and skill education to children from class VI onwards. In Haryana, the State Government have made arrangements to make children proficient in various skills in the schools itself.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government has opened a separate University 'Shri Vishwakarma Kaushal Vishwavidyalaya' for imparting skill development.

The University has forged strong links with industries and 94 MoUs has been signed. As many as 34 Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes are being run in this university. As many as 4,755 students have been trained through short duration and regular courses, informed the Chief Minister.

He said that as per changing market scenario, many new courses have been identified by University and of these, preparations are being made to impart skill training to about 71,000 youth.

The Chief Minister informed that a new ambitious scheme 'Passport Sahayata' has been started in to make the students aware of employment opportunities abroad and in the Universities and colleges outside India, under which passports are being given free of cost to all final year students.

He said that 'Super-100 programme' has been started for the promising students of government schools. As many as 25 youth trained in this programme have cleared JEE this year and had made it to the merit list to get admission in IIT. Similarly, 72 youth have cleared the NEET exam and got admission in good medical colleges, shared the Chief Minister.

"In this direction, the State Government has also signed MoU with M-3M Foundation for coaching 50,000 meritorious students through various online programme. In this programme, along with coaching the youth appearing for competitive examinations, their progress of preparing the programme will also be reviewed every week," said Sh. Manohar Lal.

NEP will make students aware of Rich Indian Vaules: Kanitkar

In his address, National Organization Minister of Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Sh. Mukul Kanitkar said that the main objective of NEP- 2020 is to make youth self-reliant. For this, complete emphasis has been laid on imparting education in Indian languages and the implementation of the same is the utmost responsibility of the educational leadership.

He said that along with making the youth cultured, the education policy is certainly going to make them aware of the rich Indian culture.

Unless a student is self-respecting and self-reliant, he cannot become Atamnirbhar and India's dream of becoming Vishav Guru again cannot be realized. Therefore, educating youth by teaching them the values and ethics of rich Indian culture to make them Atamnirbhar is the utmost objective of this New Education Policy.

During the programme, the Chief Minister also launched the Buniyaad programme on the lines of Haryana FLN Mission and Super-100 for the promising students of class IXth and Xth.

Education Minister, Sh. Kanwar Pal also addressed the gathering during programme.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister was the Chief Principal Secretary, Shri D S Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, Shri Mahavir Singh, Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages, Dr. Amit Agarwal, Principal Secretary, Higher Education and Technical Education Department. Shri Anand Mohan Sharan, Commissioner Department of Women and Child Development, Sh Rakesh Gupta Sh Vijay Singh Dahiya, Director General, Higher Education and Technical Education Departments, Sh Vijay Singh Dahiya, Director Secondary Education, Shri J. Ganesan and other senior officials were present.