Samba (NVI): The New Education Policy (NEP) will ensure that the coming generation is given opportunities to leave the old, fixed path and take up new and innovative challenges to create Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said today.
With the New Education Policy, youth can follow their passion and most importantly focus on ‘how to think’ instead of ‘what to think’ as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the J&K LG said during his visit to the Central University of Jammu at Samba.
“Youth is the agent of change. With the transformation of youngsters into knowledge powerhouse, the entire country can be transformed,” LG Sinha said.
While addressing the gathering, the Lt Governor spoke on the length and breadth of the New Education Policy and new dimensions it will bring in the education system.
Making a special mention of the teaching fraternity, the LG said that teachers can freely take new initiatives to focus on job-oriented education. Teachers are nurturing the powerhouse of the nation. They should encourage students to take up new research, tread new path of innovation which nobody has ever taken to explore, he added.
“New generation is thinking of spending vacation on the moon. Our teachers will have to share this dream and create a new tomorrow, a new future and a new vision”, the LG said.
He also urged the teaching fraternity to focus on the quality of education so that “we may see the likes of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam coming out of the universities”.
Expressing satisfaction that students from as many as 13 states are studying in the Central University of Jammu, the Lt Governor asked the University authorities to enrol more students for various courses, providing opportunity to more local students and at the same time, ensuring quality of research.
The LG also narrated how Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya with his lofty ideals, reformative spirit and vision, established Banaras Hindu University (BHU), “one of the best universities in the world.”
“At the time of independence, we had only five universities, but those few universities produced many great scientists, engineers, doctors and scholars. Today, we all need to introspect where we stand in terms of quality of education and research,” Sinha said.
He called upon all stakeholders to contribute towards the development of “New and Aatmanirbhar Jammu Kashmir.” Terming Teachers’ role as most crucial at this juncture, he observed that with new generation under the able guidance of teachers, the potential of youth can be developed for bringing in the revolution in every sector.