Bengaluru, May 3: Amit Shah, Union Minister for Home and Cooperation, said on Tuesday that the regional languages will play a crucial role in the revolution which has been taking place in the education system guided by National Education Policy 2020.
In his inaugural address of the Nrupatunga University on the auspicious day of Basava Jayanti, Akshaya Trutiya, and Id, he remarked, Narendra Modi led government has vowed to realise the dream of making India knowledge-based superpower.
Saying, the union government aspires to inculcate the culture of patriotism among students during the celebration of 75 years of independence (Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav), he added, In the last eight years 410 higher education institutions including 6 central universities, 7 IIMs, 15 AIIMS, have been established in the country.
The North East region which was earlier neglected has also been given prominence in all developmental works including education and Sindhu Central University has been established in Ladakh, he mentioned. Further, Amit Shat said, the union government has been focusing on developing India as a global manufacturing hub. He also lauded that Karnataka has become an example for other states in the implementation of NEP-2020.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Basavarja Bommai, stated that the government is emphasising on three ‘E’s- Education, Employment, and Empowerment. He also said a new employment policy has been framed with stress on promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship.
The NEP-2020 aims to revolutionalise the education from KG to PG and to take advantage of the demographic dividend of the country which comprises 46% of youths.
Saying, the union government has granted Rs. 55 Crore for Nrupatunga University, Chief Minister commended the efforts of the Higher Education Minister for the instrumental role he has been playing for two years to implement NEP-2020
In his opening remarks, Dr.C.N.Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, said, human resource is the greatest asset of the country and the bottom-to-top approach of NEP will pave the way to convert future citizens into productive.
Narendra Modi had mentioned about new educational policy even before he became Prime Minister and introduced it after he took the helm of affairs. This will make students industry-ready by enabling them to acquire relevant skills, he opined.
The government took many initiatives such as LMS (learning management system), anywhere any time learning and these have resulted in increasing the quality of learning by 10 times.
In the last two years, the state government has established 6 Universities and is in the process of establishing 7 more universities. In the near future every district will have at least a university, Naryan added.
Araga Jnanenra, State Home Minister, said, The Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSL), Ballary, which has been newly set up would serve the people of neighbouring districts to provide speedy justice.
He informed that 50 Acres of land has been identified to facilitate the opening of a regional campus of the National Forensic Science University (Gujarat). He also appealed to the union home minister to facilitate setting up its’ campus in the state at the earliest.
On the occasion, The Regional Forensic Science Laboratory, Ballary, and Smart e-Beat police system were virtually launched. Foundation stone was laid for the Academic Complex of the Nrupatunga University and the logo of the University was also launched.