The vice president was virtually addressing a gathering at the Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishvavidyalay in Maharashtra's Wardha district after unveiling the statue of B R Ambedkar and inaugurating Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bhavan and Chandrashekhar Azad hostel located in the varsity premises.
The President pointed out that the Union Government has recommended names of three cities from the entire country for being listed in UNESCO’s Global Network of Learning and two of them are from Kerala.
Kasturirangan is also renowned as the craftsman of the National Education Policy 2020 who changed the face of the country's education system in India and has been rightfully named the ‘Game Changer of Indian Education’, the statement said.
Pradhan further said that the Centre is striving to ensure parity in educational opportunities across the country, and to that end, a roadmap for creating 'Special Education Zones' is being prepared.
The two-day meeting was organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), and attended by several BJP leaders and RSS-inclined academicians.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who attended the launch event virtually, hailed Karnataka for setting an example for other States to follow.
PM Narendra Modi announced a number of initiatives in his address to the nation, marking completion of one year of the new National Education Policy (NEP)
‘Let us work together to realise the aspirations of a 21st-century #AatmanirbharBharat and to make India a vibrant knowledge economy’, the Union Education Minister said.
A CMO release said the government would also come out with detailed guidelines on August 16 on the implementation of the New Education Policy-2020.
"We are committed to making students and the youth the primary stakeholders in propelling India towards an equitable knowledge society," said Dharmendra Pradhan.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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