New Delhi, September 09: The draft of the Centre’s National Education Policy (NEP) has been completed and it will bring a huge transformation in the education sector of India, said Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”.
Felicitation programme organised for 40 students
The Minister spoke at a felicitation programme conducted in Kota, Rajasthan for nearly 40 students, who succeeded in academics despite facing hardships. He shared that the policy draft was prepared by educationists after considering feedback from more than one lakh people.
Lok Sabha Speaker and Kota MP, Om Birla, was also present at the programme, “Shiksha-Raksha-Sangarsh Samman” that was conducted by a leading coaching institute.
Felicitation was given to various students including Anisha Goyal, who battled against cancer and achieved academic success, Rupa Yadav, an MBBS candidate who was married at a young age, and nearly 30 children of soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country.
Attending the event, Birla said that the students of Kota are getting quality education and he will continue to focus his efforts on the progress and development of the city.
There are plenty of opportunities in the tourism sector in Kota and it will further rise after the opening of the Mukundra Tiger Reserve, the speaker informed.
The HRD Minister earlier had an interaction with nearly two thousand students from Uttarakhand who are taking coaching of the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) here.
There should be a reduction of the eighteen per cent GST over coaching education, Rajasthan Urban Development and Housing Minister, Shanti Dhariwal, appealed to the HRD Minister.
More than 2 lakh suggestions received by MHRD
The draft of the new National Education Policy (NEP) was submitted to Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ when he took charge by a panel led by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K Kasturirangan. The draft was then put in the public domain to seek feedback from various stakeholders. The HRD Ministry received more than two lakh suggestions for the same.
The existing NEP was framed in 1986 and its revision was done in 1992.