Learning never stops
The covid19 pandemic threw up series of challenges before the country and India emerged stronger from these challenges under the leadership of the Prime minister. India has not only show resilience but also its capacity to overcome any challenge under an able leadership.
Speaking about this feat achieved under the able leadership of the Prime minister in the parliament, honorable MP Tejasvi Surya highlighted about how learning never stopped for children even during the pandemic. When Universities and centers of learning were shut across the world India used digital modes, radio, television channels and podcasts to impart knowledge to children.
Though schools stopped learning didn’t stop, thanks to the able leadership of the Prime minister and education minister Dr.Ramesh Pokriyal Nishank. Speaking about the National education policy during the Demand for grants 2020-21 he said that the National education policy was the most far reaching reform ever made India, it was a break from the Macaulaian education system that was in accordance with the Indic values imparted by the great universities of the past like Nalanda and Takshashila which were once centers of excellence for education in the world. He said that the Indian education system was systematically destroyed by british and Macaulian education model aided this destruction.
He added that instead of revisiting Macaulayism the duo of in 1947 Jawaharlal Nehru and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad continued this folly system in letter and spirit, but with the introduction of NEP the Modi government has finally transformed the Indian education system.
Sharing his own experience of education under this system the MP said earlier if a student wanted to pursue activities like sports and music they were considered extra-curricular activities which were outside the purview of the educational curriculum but the NEP current sought to alleviate this by removing the artificial difference between curricular and non-curricular activities.
In his observation the MP also pointed out that the education policy focused on fundamentals and pointed out that the policy recognized the basic folly in the primary education system like the enrollment of students and ensuring early education, the policy for the first time recognized that 85% of mental make-up of children takes place from one year to six year and therefore emphasizes on starting education from six and eight which was a monumental reform.