18 Crore Children Need To Brought Under School Education System 18 crore children will be brought under the ambit of school education skill development


Describing the importance of local languages ​​and mother tongue, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that learning local languages ​​is also important for developing critical thinking skills.

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Bridging the gap in education is very important for a golden India. (Photo Credit: News Nation)

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  • 525 million population comes in the age of 3 to 23 years
  • 35 crore children have access to education-skill development

new Delhi:

According to an estimate, 525 million population in India comes in the age of 3 to 23 years. The great thing about this is that only about 350 million of these children have access to education and skill development. Clearly this gap needs to be bridged for the future of Golden India. In such a situation, the effort to bring the remaining 17-18 crore children under the umbrella of school education and skills is no less challenging. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that we can make India a knowledge superpower by increasing the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER), aspirational to acquire skills and economic productivity of young Indians. The Union Minister emphasized on making education and skills available to every Indian, ways to transform India into a knowledge economy and spreading the spirit of innovation to every part of India.

The Minister expressed happiness over the young students getting first hand experience of the spirit of innovation during Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022. Talking about the innovative work of various students, he said that the confidence, skill, creativity and intellectual ability of our youth knows no bounds. He said that whether it is the brothers and sisters Nandini and Nivedita from Kerala who are simplifying Vedic maths through online workshops or Shubham Majhi from Jamtara or Moon Varma from Kapurthala, these are the youths who will help India in the coming decades. Will make a big jump. The enthusiasm shown by the students of Garhwa, Gwalior, Jamtara, Kottayam, Khurda towards innovation during the discussion on examination has surprised everyone.

He said that students from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and from rural background are taking the path of innovation and entrepreneurship. Talking about the highly talented youth in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities as well as in rural areas, the Education Minister highlighted the need for skill development to help these students soar and take the path of innovation and entrepreneurship. inserted. Speaking about the importance of local languages ​​and mother tongue, Pradhan said that learning of local languages ​​is also important for developing critical thinking skills which is one of the major areas of special focus of the National Education Policy.

Dharmendra Pradhan stressed that the next 25 years are the most important for India’s development journey. He said that in line with NEP 2020, we all need to work collectively to ensure that our students become global citizens and lead India and the world towards a stronger future.





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First Published : 07 Apr 2022, 11:10:12 AM


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