Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan on November 20 said that Assam will be the laboratory of language-based education in India.

Inaugurating the two-day North-East Education Conclave in Guwahati along with Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Union minister said that education sector in India is undergoing an unprecedented transformation and National Education Policy 2020 aims at preparing the youth to be future-ready, socially aware, global citizens of the 21st century.

The Union education minister lauded the state education department and Shankardev Education & Research Foundation (SERF) for its initiative to organise the country’s first-of-its-kind education conclave in Guwahati.

“NEP 2020 is a visionary approach to transform the education landscape of the country and to achieve the realistic goal and to percolate its ripple effect to the grassroots. The North-East Education Conclave aims to discuss and deliberate on various aspects of NEP-2020 which will help in creating a roadmap for the Northeast region and to design strategies for its successful implementation,” Dharmendra Pradhan said.

He further said as the Northeast region has nearly 180 languages and the NEP-2020 emphasised on imparting education in mother language at the primary level and the government is striving to achieve the target within the stipulated time frame.

He further informed that Assam will be the laboratory of language-based education in India.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that, the NEP 2020 has given the opportunity to go beyond marksheet to strive for knowledge which will make India more powerful, take the country to greater heights, empower students and offer them opportunities to grow.

The Assam chief minister apprised that the two- day deliberation would result in finalizing a roadmap for implementation of NEP in the region while converting the policy into action and setting timelines to realize the dream of a new and powerful India as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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About Hemanta Kr Nath


Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.