"New National Education Policy has no bias": PM Narendra Modi
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that 'no section of the society in the entire country claimed that the new National Education Policy has bias'. He noted the fact during his speech at the ‘Conclave on transformational reforms in higher education under National Education Policy’.
He addressed the conclave via videoconference. During his videoconference, PM Modi noted that the policy was made after an extensive discussion of 3-4 years, and deliberations over lakhs of suggestions, adding that the entire nation was discussing the policy today.
"People from different fields and ideologies are giving their views and reviewing the policy. It’s a healthy debate. The more it is done, the more it will be beneficial to the education system of the country", he further said.
PM Modi then said, "After the National Education Policy came, no section of the country said that the Policy has any bias. It is a matter of happiness."
PM Modi's remark comes after southern states registered their disapproval to the three-language formula in NEP 2020. The schools will have to mandatorily teach three languages, including two native languages of India. English will not be considered as a native language.
Tamil Nadu has strongly protested the idea and claimed that this is the trick by the Central government to mandatorily teach Hindi.
The Centre, however, has clarified that it has no intentions of ‘imposing’ any language on any state.