New Education Policy will empower J&K youth, bring landmark change: LG

Asserting that education is key to success, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said that New Education Policy-2020 will empower youth and bring landmark change in the Union Territory. “Education is the key to success and development. We want to make Jammu and Kashmir the centre of knowledge, enterprise, innovation and skill development,” Mr Sinha said in his address while speaking at the Conference on ‘Implementation of New Education Policy-2020’ organised by the University of Jammu in collaboration with Higher Education Department, Jammu and Kashmir. The LG said, “NEP 2020 would empower the youth for nation building.” The Lt Governor hoped that the new Education Policy and the UT Government’s dedicated efforts would empower the youth of J&K for bringing landmark changes in the UT. He however, called for devising an institutional mechanism for sustained handholding of students for bringing improvements in the Education sector He said that National Education Policy 2020 is not only a historic and holistic document but for the first time, has been created as a reflection of aspirations of the parents, teachers, students, and education experts, which aims to address the challenges for the coming generations. Lt Governor further remarked that the New Education Policy contains features of Equity, Quality, Affordability, and Accountability. It promotes Individual Development through experience-based Education and logical thinking.
The Lt Governor also said that while nurturing the talents for a self-reliant India, our collective focus should be professional and qualitative research with synthesis of three elements- teacher, students, and curriculum, so when they are out of college after completing the education, a job or self-employment opportunity is available for them.
“As President and Prime Minister have called for enhanced exposure to vocational training at a young age for Atma-Nirbhar Bharat, the Vocational curriculum will help us to meet the challenges of college to work transition. Moreover, it will bridge the gap in vocational training requirements and current availability of skilled manpower”, the Lt Governor said. Underlining the salient features of NEP-2020 the Lt Governor said that this education policy envisages a National Research Foundation for quality research. He termed the policy as dream of teachers and students and assured that the government would play the role of enabler at every step of this journey.