NBT, India as the Knowledge Partner @ National Educational Summit 2021

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The 14th National Education Summit 2021 was organized by ASSOCHAM from February 18-20, 2021 (virtually as well as physically) with National Book Trust, India as the Knowledge Partner. The 3-day Summit discussed the impact of the National Education Policy 2020 on transforming the educational landscape of the nation and carving a road map for its implementation.

Inaugurating the Summit virtually on 18th February 2021, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Hon’ble Minister of Education began with a few lines from his poem with the hope and objective that the new National Education Policy will prove to be the dawn of a new India as a knowledge superpower.

In his inaugural address, Dr Nishank said that the new education policy which has been brought after much deliberation, is being praised not only by the country but all over the world and praised ASSOCHAM’s contribution in the process of its formation. He said that the policy has been implemented considering our specialty of ‘unity in diversity’ as the basis and it will prove to be a milestone in the path of re-establishing the country as Golden India.

In the next session of the program, Prof. Govind Prasad Sharma Chairman, National Book Trust, India shared his views on the “Researching Quality Assurance in Higher Education – Accreditation and Ranking of Universities” in the National Education Policy 2020. He said that quality education assurance has an important role to play in the development of any country. He praised the option of multiple entry and exit points afforded to the student by NEP-2020.

Yuvraj Malik, Director, National Book Trust, India in the afternoon session of the Summit on “Road Map for Universalization of Education with 100% GER in School Education by 2020” spoke about the five deliverables of the NEP 2020 that will help turn it from a vision document to ground reality – affordability, accountability, equity, accessibility and quality of education for one and all will help build a strong foundation which in turn will curate a knowledge based citizenry, a global citizen. The Guest of Honour at this session was Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo, Odisha Cabinet Minister, Higher Education.

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