National Education Policy 2020: Experts deliberate on pros and cons of New Education Policy

CHANDIGARH: While the National Education Policy 2020 which is now being implemented in a phased manner looks promising, there is a need for the adoption of a holistic approach to ensure that provisions mentioned in the blueprint are implemented in letter and spirit.
Also, there has to be a regular flow of funds to ensure the upgradation and improvement of infrastructure in the educational institutes as per the proposed provisions. These were some key issues and concerns raised by a group of experts who deliberated on the pros and cons during a national seminar on ‘National Education Policy 2020: Journey towards holistic education‘, held at SD Kanya Mahavidyala in Mansa on Saturday.
Former chairman of the Centre for Applied Agriculture in Central University of Punjab at Bathinda, Dr SS Marwaha who was the keynote speaker mentioned that a large number of youngsters in Punjab and other states were not able to pursue the career of their choice due to the dominance of their parents, many of whom were not able to identify their interest and potential. He also mentioned that there was tremendous potential in Punjab for employment generation through the setting up of food processing units and similar other industries.
Other experts mentioned that the new education policy promises to bring revolutionary changes and streamline the education system which would be at par with the global standards but the centre and the state governments will have to ensure that the funds meant for it are utilised and the required academic and related infrastructure is provided at the grass root level. In her thanksgiving note, College Principal Dr Madhu Sharma appreciated the delegates and mentioned that coping with the spirit of new provisions, efforts were being made to provide the best education to the girl students and guide them so that they can pursue the best career options.