On Sunday, the National Education Policy—2020 for higher education in Uttarakhand for the academic year 2022–2023 was officially inaugurated by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh and Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan.
Uttarakhand is the first state in the country to launch a new education policy in primary education with Bal Vatikas.
“Uttarakhand is the land of scholars. “Many new ideas will come from the state for the better implementation of the new education policy,” Pradhan said at the launch.
He added that initiatives need to be taken to guarantee that all kids sign up for Bal Vatikas.
According to Pradhan, the new education policy has been developed with consideration of all facets of human life.
In addition to education, the new policy also focuses on the children’s skills and personality development as well as instilling moral values in them, he said.
He said education is directly related to self-reliance.
According to the new educational policy, children in Bal Vatikas will begin receiving a formal education when they are three years old, and by the time they reach Class 1, they will be six years old.
“We need to start with a target of giving quality education to 40 lakh children in Uttarakhand from infancy to the age of 21–22 years under the new policy,” the Union Minister said.
The state higher education department, according to Dhami, has implemented the new education strategy in stages by taking “effective initiatives.”
“The new national education policy prepared under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation of a new, strong, and self-reliant India,” Dhami said.
(Source: Times Of India)