Anurag Thakur bats for ‘Indianness' in education, says NEP 2020 not made by 'people in AC rooms'
Thakur who was attending the inauguration of a 3-day National Conference on Recent Advances in School Education (RASE-2023) said that the National Education Policy aims to make education more inclusive, engaging and relevant for students.
Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday said that the National Education Policy 2020 is a comprehensive set of guidelines and recommendations for the Indian education system. This comes at a time, when several ruling governments have been adhering to altering syllabus.
"In fact, suggestions of over 6 Lakh people from across the nation have been included in it to make it a comprehensive one." he added.
The union minister said Indianness is very much necessary in Indian education which was not visible in the education policy made after Independence. He said proper discussion is required to know why we were not taught our actual ancient history.
He said Mughals and Britishers destroyed our education system, culture and values but now in this 75 years of India’s Independence we have to come out that slavery thinking.
Anurag Thakur's statements come on a day when Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister Madhu Bangarappa said that school books will be revised from this year itself. Old books won't be recalled, but supplementary textbooks will be sent to school with instructions on what to teach and what to be left out.
The altering of syllabus by Delhi University, NCERT, and CBSE to look after the convenience of students has garnered much heat from various sections of the society.
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