NEP Promoting Local Languages: President Ram Nath Kovind

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Delivering his address to the joint sitting of both houses of parliament on Monday, President Ram Nath Kovind said that local languages are being promoted via the National Education Policy whereas UGC regulations have been changed to link higher education with skill development.

Emphasis on Teaching in Indian Languages

The president further emphasized conducting important entrance examinations in Indian languages for undergraduate courses during his address at the start of the Budget Session.

He said further, “This year, 19 engineering colleges in 10 states will start teaching in six Indian languages.”

My government is implementing a new National Education Policy across the country to give shape to the resolve and potential of Atmanirbhar Bharat. Local languages are also being promoted through the National Education Policy.

Continuing, he said,

“Emphasis is being laid on conducting important entrance examinations for undergraduate courses in Indian languages as well,” he added further.

More than 2.25 Crore youths Skilled

Noting the achievements of the Skill India Mission, he added that more than 2.25 crore youths across the country have been skilled through ITIs, Jan Shikshan Sansthan and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras.

Many changes have also been made in the UGC regulations to link skills with higher education,” he added.

Remarking further, he said that six special training programs related to healthcare have been launched under the Skill India Mission in the fight against Covid-19.

“These are helping the healthcare sector,” he added.

Expansion of Eklavya Residential Model Schools

While Eklavya Residential Model Schools are being established in every tribal majority block for the education of tribal youth, the president remarked that the current 33 Sainik Schools have begun accepting female students.

These schools will empower about three-and-a-half lakh tribal youths. A provision has also been made for Gender Inclusion Fund in the National Education Policy to promote learning capability among our daughters.

Commenting further on the schools, he added

Better Opportunities for People of Jammu and Kashmir

The president further mentioned that work is currently in progress on seven medical colleges and two AIIMS, one in Jammu and another in Kashmir while talking about the important steps taken to provide better opportunities to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Talking about IIT and IIM in Jammu, he added, “Construction of IIT Jammu and IIM Jammu is also going on in full swing,” he said.

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