Gone are the days when Mark sheets represented YOU. When the caliber of an Individual was judged by the percentage on his report card . We have now entered an Era where what you are and what you can do will be examined on the basis of how and what skills you carry. Where your personality is able to please the audience .Whether or not your Persona makes an impact. The worth of books can never be replaced, but just being a book worm can be.
Thanks to our Respected Prime Minister ,who believed that the Education policy ,like any other policy like The Defense or the Foreign policy belongs not to the government but to the country. After a wait of 34 years India is finally focusing on building a “KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY.” Where learning is the key element.
The dream and the aspiration to become an AATMANIRBHAR BHARAT can be solved and achieved when your human resource and your youth is competent enough to bring in ideas and technology that will help the Indian economy to grow like never before . “We are working to make India a knowledge economy. To tackle brain drain, the NEP has paved the way for opening campuses of best international institutions in the country to bring them within reach of youth from simple families,” the Prime Minister said.
The myth of DOCTOR KA BETA SHOULD BECOME A DOCTOR has been swayed away because of this Policy. Now a DOCTOR KA BETA can become a doctor along side his passion, if any. Now choosing to be a Musician or a Coreographer is no alien to the ears of the society. There remains no hassle in choosing your streams .No competition of getting into a science stream and feeling you have won the world ,and no embaressment of choosing Arts, as if it is the end of the World. (This is what society teaches us) .
LET US LOOK AT SOME BENEFITS OF NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY ,2020.
- There will be a focus on Holistic development of Learners by giving them 21st century skills. A reduction in content learning and focus on Practical learning.
- Vocational training will start from the 6th grade including Internships.
- Multilingualism and the Power of Language learning will be taken care of.
- No student is bound to for a specific Stream selection.
- The ways Exams were conducted will now be different and the focus will be on critical thinking and analysis and conceptual clarity.
- There will be training of teachers as welL.
- An increase in the Employment ,thus, leading to growth and revival of Economy
The above points were just a glass of water out of a swimming pool of information.What matters is India and Indians are ready for a CHANGE . A CHANGE THAT WILL LEAD TO ONLY BEING BETTER. A CHANGE where you will be judged on your skills and knowledge of your domain not by the marks on your Marksheet.
“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
― T.H. White, The Once and Future King
Just like T.H. White quotes , LEARNING never stops . LEARNING has no end. And one who stops LEARNING , stops GROWING!