New Delhi, March 1 (SocialNews.XYZ) Vice President Mr. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday called for making India a “Vishwaguru” in education again, calling the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 a step in that direction.
Speaking at a reception hosted by the Ramineni Foundation in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, to congratulate the best deserving students from government run and aided schools in neighboring mandals of Krishna and Guntur districts, Naidu said the NEP was seeking to promote an education based on values rooted in Indian culture.
“Recognizing excellence in individuals and honoring them is part of Indian tradition and culture. It also aims to inspire others to seek excellence and reach new heights. There is no shortage of talents among the youth in India and the need of the hour is to identify the talents and impart the required skills to them,” he said.
Advising teachers to make learning a more interactive, immersive and enjoyable experience for students, Naidu urged every teacher and school administrator to implement the provisions of the NEP in letter and spirit.
Stressing the importance of providing education in the mother tongue, Naidu said the country’s long subjugation under British rule had created an inferiority complex in some people, as he stressed the need to get rid of the colonial mentality. and return to Indian roots.
In this context, he reiterated the importance of the ‘guru-shishya’ tradition for meaningful and holistic education.
He commended the efforts of teachers across the country, especially in public schools, to ensure continuity of education during the pandemic through innovative means.
Naidu stressed the critical role of teachers in instilling values in students and said they should “educate students, instill confidence in them to face any adversity and follow the right path in any given situation.”
The Vice President called for making India a strong, stable and peaceful country where everyone is treated equally without discrimination against anyone.
He lamented the attempts of some forces to create divisions among the people for temporary political gains.