Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today addressed a conclave aimed at discussing the transformational reforms under the National Education Policy today via video conferencing. The conclave was attended by Vice Chancellors, educationists, scholars and other eminent personalities from around the country. Hon’ble HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhariyal ‘Nishank’ opened the conclave with his remarks about how the NEP is the ‘amrut’ (nectar) that has been produced after much deliberation and rumination with representatives from all stakeholder groups. The Hon’ble PM then addressed the conclave and spoke of how the NEP incorporates our existing, traditional and cultural value system into the modern mental and technical infrastructure, and creates conduits between ‘human and humanity, and the past and the future’.

University of Lucknow was also a proud attendee of this conclave, and was represented by our Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Alok Kumar Rai. Shortly after the Prime Minister’s address, Prof. Rai was invited to address the conclave with his observations on the NEP. Prof. Rai summarised the new education policy in a succinct acronym LIFES. He said the NEP stands for the development of ‘L-life coaching’, ‘I-internationalisation of Indian education’, ‘F-flexibility’, ‘E-employability generation’, and ‘S-Structural change in the existing education system’. Prof. Rai welcomed the student centric approach of the NEP and expressed his belief in everlasting change in the Indian education system via its implementation.


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