New Education Policy a means to fight poverty: PM on Independence Day 2021

The New Education Policy is a means to fight poverty and to meet the needs of the 21st century, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday

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Press Trust of India | Aug 15, 2021 - 11:58 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The New Education Policy is a means to fight poverty and to meet the needs of the 21st century, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. He said the new policy focuses on encouraging teaching in regional languages. "I consider the new National Education Policy a means to fight against poverty.

Today, the country has a new 'National Education Policy' to meet the needs of the 21st century," the prime minister said during his Independence Day speech. He said the NEP has a special feature under which sports have been made a part of mainstream education instead of extracurricular. Sports are also one of the most effective means to move forward in life, he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced that all Sainik Schools in the country will now be open for girls also. At present, 33 Sainik schools are operating in the country. During his Independence Day speech Sunday, the prime minister said that two-and-a-half years ago, the maiden experiment of admitting girls in Sainik schools was carried out in Mizoram.

"Now, the government has decided that all the Sainik schools in the country will also be open for the daughters of the country," he said. Sainik schools are run by the Sainik Schools Society which is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence.

The aim of establishing Sainik schools was to prepare the students from an early age for their entry into the Indian armed forces.

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