NAGPUR: “This education summit has been organized at the right time as deliberations on the ‘National Education Policy-2020′ is the need of the hour. The NEP 2020 will be a game-changer,” observed Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, former Union Cabinet Minister for Education, Government of India, while virtually inaugurating the Navabharat School Summit -2022 on July 1.
While addressing the principals of various schools from Vidarbha, Shri Nishank insisted on the need to train students in artificial intelligence, industrial and business learning while providing them formal education. With varied skill sets, the youths will be able to fulfil the ‘Make In India’ mission, he observed. NEP 2020 will transform the education system in the country and help progress in the field of research, science, technology, etc, he added.
The NEP 2020, is a golden document, which aims to create a holistic human being, observed Dr Bhimaraya Metri, Director IIM Nagpur. As teachers, we all have to gear up and plan proper execution of NEP and actualize it if we want our nation to progress and survive, he said. “We will have to go back to our roots and imbibe the moral, spiritual, social and civic values among our students,” he insisted.
“Holistic education, which is the ethos of NEP 2020, is aimed at teaching students to have an all-inclusive perspective towards life and career. Equip students with life management skills which will help them understand their life goals and further align it with their career goals,” he advised.
Ms Aatishi Singh, MLA Delhi, stressed upon the need to conduct happiness lessons in schools. While explaining its importance, she pointed out that lives of students have been transformed due to such sessions, they have come out winners. “With NEP 2020, we have to prepare students to face actual challenges in life, teach students not to be job hunters but job creators. This is the real purpose of education,” she insisted.
“NEP 2020 is designed to prepare the students to face googlies in life, prepare them to sort out unexpected challenges,” said Dr Bharadwaj Sivkumaran, Dean, SRM University, AP. NEP 2020 will help our students change their mindset, enhance their skill sets to survive in the ever evolving world, he added. “It is in the hands of the principals and school authorities to understand the spirit of NEP 2020 document, put it into practice and help students and ultimately the nation to progress,” Dr Sivkumaran said.
Interacting with the principals at the convention, Shri Gautam Lachiramka, National Head, Mount Litera Zee School, explained that as brain is different from heart so is learning divergent from holistic education. All these years, we have been focusing just on information. This approach has to change and we need to adopt a broader perspective towards education, career and life, he added.
Earlier, dignitaries lighted the traditional lamp to mark the formal inauguration of the summit. Lt Gen R R Nimbhorkar (Rtd), PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM**; VSM, Aarushi Nishank, film actress, producer, environmentalist, Co-founder, Sparsh Ganga; Dr Rahul More, Dean MITADT University, Pune; Dr Tushar Vinod Deoras, Chairman & Managing Director, Astute Career Counselling Academy; Dr Subhash Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, RTM Nagpur University; Dr Ashish Paturkar, Vice-Chancellor, MAFSU Nagpur; Dr P Sivaswaroop, Sr. Regional Director IGNOU Nagpur; Shri Dr. Manoj Daigavane, Joint Director, Technical Education, Regional Office, Nagpur, voiced their views during the summit.