Shimla: Governor Bandaru Dattatraya expressed his views during video conference of President Ramnath Kovind with Governors, Lieutenant Governor and Vice chancellors on National Education Policy. The President gave the Presidential address. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the meeting and detailed about the various aspects of National Education Policy-2020. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was also present in the meeting. Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Education Ministers participated in the discussion session and expressed their views.
While expressing his views on National Education Policy-2020, Shri Dattatraya said that State has pledged to make Himachal Pradesh the first state in implementation of the Policy. He said that all aspects have been considered of the policy and it was a futuristic and progressive document, which would prepare the country for upcoming challenges.
He said that soon after notification, of this policy, he initiated discussions with concerned institutes, groups and experts. In last few days, discussions were held with Vice Chancellors, teachers, academics, parents, students and officers and employees of the Education department. He said that in order to implement the policy document in the state, he has also consulted with the Chief Minister and Education Minister. He said that the state Cabinet has decided to constitute a task force in this regard.
Shri Dattatraya said that the Vice-Chancellors of all universities have been instructed to set up a high-level committee under his chairmanship, which will soon prepare a vision document for their institutions, to build a multidisciplinary education and research university. He said that he himself would review it from time to time. He urged the Central Government to continue providing financial support for institutional and infrastructural changes that are needed to implement this policy.
He said that online education has increased due to corona pandemic, but for this, teachers and students need to be trained. Work should be done in this direction. He said that telephone and internet system in tribal areas and remote areas is weak, due to which the students are facing problems.