IEP CHANDIGARH AUGUST 14, 2022
“Human resource and citizenry play an important role in the progress of a nation. Many attempts have been made in the past 70 years to frame a New Education Policy, but it could not be freed from Macauley’s education Policy. National Education Policy 2020, which is the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has the soul of Indian culture and tradition.” Chief Minister Manohar Lal said this while launching National Education Policy at Kurukshetra University on Sunday at KU senate Hall.
Congratulating Kurukshetra University for implementing NEP in its true spirit as per UGC guidelines from the session 2022, CM Manohar Lal further said that NEP lays the foundation of New India as it is based on a holistic approach. It covers significant aspects like holistic, multidisciplinary and futuristic education, quality research, and use of online technology for better reach in Education. NEP will certainly pave the way for making India Visvguru once again and leading the world towards peace, sustainable prosperity and brotherhood.
He said that we need to re-write our nation’s history and free it from the prejudices and distortions of western historians. Our past was glorious and it needs to be taught in its true spirit to our younger generation.
“With a great emphasis on skill development, entrepreneurship, internships, community work, life skills and critical thinking, NEP is primarily focused on producing quality human resource with modern outlook and firm faith in Indian cultural and moral values. NEP has soul of Indian culture and tradition,” added Manohar Lal.
KU Vice Chancellor, Prof Som Nath Sachdeva while welcoming the guests said that Kurukshetra University is the first university in the state to implement NEP with a defined structure template and detailed curricula in its undergraduate programmes on its on-campus colleges. He said that although the government of Haryana has set a goal of NEP implementation for 2025, KU has implemented it in the 2022 session. He further added that the four-years honours-with-research undergraduate programme of KU is focused to provide quality education along with all-round development to the students.
Earlier the chief minster inaugurated at KU a New Teaching Block of Institute of Honours and Integrated Studies, an exhibition on Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and Har Ghar Tiranga, released an album and jingle on Guru Teg Bahadur ji and distributed Sewing Machines to Tailoring and Embroidery Skill Centres of adopted villages of Kurukshetra University.
MP Nayab Singh Saini, KU Registrar Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, district president BJP Raj Kumar Saini, Dean Academic Prof Manjula Choudhary, deans of faculties, directors, and chairpersons were present on the occasion.