New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (August 1, 2020) said the New Education Policy announced by his government emphasises on making ‘job creators’ instead of ‘job seekers’.
The PM also asserted that attempts are being made to transform intent and content of education in the country.
There is now systematic reform in India’s education system and attempts are being made to transform intent and content of education, PM Modi said.
Addressing the finale of the Smart India Hackathon, he said the New Education Policy-2020 announced earlier this week emphasises on inter-disciplinary study which will ensure that the focus is on what the student wants to learn.
“In a fast-changing world, India will have to swiftly change to play an effective role,” PM Modi added at the Smart India Hackathon.
The role of the youth is very important in achieving the goal of ‘ease of living’ to give a better life to the poor, he told students.
The Grand Finale of the software edition in 2020 was being organized online by connecting all the participants throughout the nation together over a specially-built advanced platform.
More than 10,000 students competed to solve 243 problem statements from 37 central government departments, 17 state governments and 20 industries.
As the outcome of Smart India Hackathons till date, around 331 prototypes have been developed, 71 startups are under formation, 19 startups are successfully registered.
Further, 39 solutions have already been deployed at various departments and around 64 potential solutions have been funded for further development.
Source: Zee News