New Education Policy's focus is on what student wants to learn: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the grand finale of 'Smart India Hackathon 2020' and interacted with the finalists via video conferencing.

Speaking in the event, the prime minister mentioned India's bold new National Education Policy, which was approved by the government recently. Addressing the policy, Modi said the New Education Policy emphasises on inter-disciplinary study and "will ensure focus is on what student wants to learn."

"We are focussing on the quality of education in India. Our attempts have been to make our education system the most advance and modern for students of our country," Modi added.

Addressing the finalists, he also said that NEP announced recently has been framed keeping in mind the aspirations of the youth of 21st century of the country.

"21st century is the era of knowledge. This is the time for increased focus on learning, research, innovation," he said. He also added that role of youth is very important in achieving goal of 'ease of living' to give better life to the poor.

NEP emphasises on making 'job creators' instead of 'job seekers'. There is now systematic reform in India's education system and attempt is being made to transform intent and content of education, Modi said. Asianet Online