New Delhi: PM Modi will address the nation on Thursday to mark the completion of one year of the union cabinet's green signal to the national education policy. This information was given by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday. He tweeted, "National Education Policy 2020 is a guiding principle to change the study scenario, make education holistic, and have a strong base for a self-reliant India. PM Narendra Modi will address the nation on July 29 to mark the completion of one year of this reform under the National Education Policy.''
According to sources, PM Modi is likely to speak on the progress made so far in the implementation of the policy during this period as well as a roadmap for upcoming projects. State that the National Policy on Education-2020 was approved by the Union Cabinet on 29th July last year. The policy focuses on issues such as access to education, equality, quality, affordability, and responsibility. Under the new education policy, the education sector, in collaboration with the Central and State Governments, has been targeted for an investment equivalent to 6 percent of the country's GDP. Under the new education policy, it has also been approved to rename the 'Ministry of Human Resource Development,' as 'Ministry of Education.'
Earlier, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had said that his focus will be on achieving the objectives of the new National Education Policy (NEP) in a time-bound manner. The Education Minister reviewed the progress in implementation of the NEP with three newly appointed Ministers of State for Education Annapurna Devi, Subhash Sarkar, and Rajkumar Ranjan Singh. The Ministers also interacted with senior officials of the Ministry and heads of autonomous institutions like University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS).