PIB Srinagar organises webinar on National Education Policy 2020

SRINAGAR: Press Information Bureau Srinagar Thursday organised a webinar on National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 with eminent speakers highlighting the different parameters of NEP, its implementation and sustenance for efficient actual outcome.
Welcoming the participants during the introductory address, Additional Director General, PIB (Northern Region) Devpreet Singh said that NEP has replaced the 34 year old education policy with emphasis on social, emotional and ethical capacity building of the learners. She said that NEP envisions an education system rooted in Indian ethos that contributes directly to transforming India into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society thereby making India a global knowledge superpower.
Highlighting the perspective and role of media towards NEP, CEO Associated Media, Tariq Bhat said that NEP has the potential of touching new heights. He said that education has undergone a paradigm shift in the last three decades globally and there was a dire need to change the old educational system of the country. Pointing out the need for NEP to take Post-Covid world into consideration, he said that everything in the world has and is going to change massively and education system and policy makers need to consider that on priority.
He was of the opinion that there is a need for more forums that shall undertake the work of simplifying the complex of NEP to the general public by facilitating the proper information flow. He said that NEP is going to equate and sync the country’s educational system with international standards.
Assistant Professor, Degree College Baramulla Parvez Majeed in his address mentioned that the methods of teaching and learning should evolve as per the changing times. Explaining the concept of making students market-ready as per NEP, he said that, there is also an earnest need to make the students society-ready by inculcating in them a sense of responsibility and accountability. He said that there is also a need to engage with students beyond classrooms for their holistic development.
Commenting on the lines of quality education, good governance and digital education, Dr. M. Ashraf Shah from the Special Centre for Nanosciences, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Srinagar said that NEP will bring a strong and prosperous future provided we are ready to accept, follow and implement it properly. He said that we have to face and undertake the challenge of imparting good education and there is a need to overhaul curriculum and teacher training system. He expressed a need for establishing localised education commissions and task forces for smooth implementation of NEP. He also emphasized on developing the proper infrastructure for digital education which is the need of the hour.
Deputy Director, Press Information Bureau Srinagar, Ghulam Abbas after welcoming the guests said that the world is undergoing rapid changes in the knowledge landscape and there is a need for multidisciplinary learning. He said that with the quickly changing employment landscape and global ecosystem, there is a need to adapt to better learning methods by focusing less on content and more on efficient problem solving.
Director, Bureau of Outreach and Communication (BOC) Chandigarh, Ashish Goyal, PIB Srinagar Staff and various students also participated in the webinar. Media and Communications Officer PIB Srinagar Majid Pandit presented the vote of thanks before concluding the programme.

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