Union Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated this at the 121st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bharat Chamber of Commerce held in West Bengal on Sunday.
He said that the National Education Policy (NEP) has a provision for linking ‘Balbatika’ or primary education with skill development and vocational training. Learning in mother-tongue has been given importance for children aged between three and eight in order to make them creative and help them make rational decisions.
Vocational education has been made mandatory for students from Class VI. The NEP, carved out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will play a vital role in enhancing employability in youths. The NEP will be very helpful in uniting academia, industries, decision-makers and society.
Stating that India is progressing fat and has created a special identity as an important country, Pradhan said Bharat has achieved benchmarks in resolving financial challenges during the Covid pandemic and facing climate change and global challenges.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana worked as a boon for the poor during corona. Out of a total population of 135 crore, 37 crore live in eastern parts of the country. We must take it as a primary responsibility to provide employable education and enhance skill development and entrepreneurship in 53 crore people in order to achieve demographic dividend and balanced economic development between eastern India and the rest of the country, he said.