Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at a webinar organized by the Union Ministry of Education (MoE) on how this year’s Union budget will positively impact the education sector. education on Monday, February 21. Highlighting the initiatives taken by the Center to address the issues posed by the digital divide in the country, Prime Minister Modi expressed his belief that the digital divide is rapidly narrowing in India.
With the call for innovation to ensure “inclusion”, he mentioned that the budget will help implement the national education policy.
Addressing a virtual webinar on “Post-Budget Seminar: Fostering a strong link between industry and skills,” Prime Minister Modi said, “Digital connectivity is what has kept our education system alive in this time of global pandemic. We see the digital divide is rapidly closing in India. Innovation ensures our inclusion.
“This budget will contribute to the implementation of the national education policy. The National Digital University is an unprecedented step. The problem of the lack of places can be solved. There will be unlimited places. I urge all stakeholders to ensure that the digital university kicks off as soon as possible,” the Prime Minister said.
“The young generation of today is the future leader of the country, they are the builders of the nation of the future. So empowering them means empowering India to come up,” he said.
The Prime Minister further said, “Whether it is e-Vidya, One Class One Channel, Digital Labs, Digital University, such an educational infrastructure will help young people a lot. This is an attempt to provide better solutions for the education of all, being is villages, poor, dalits, backward, tribal, in the socio-economic configuration of India.”
“The National Digital University is a unique and unprecedented step of its kind in the education system of India. I see this power in the digital university that this university can completely eliminate the problem of places in our country,” said he declared.
The Prime Minister also highlighted five points that can help the young generation to become the future leader of the country.
“In the 2022 budget, the focus was on five elements related to the education sector – youthe globalization of quality education, skills development, urban planning and design, iinternationalization, and AVGC (Animation Visual Effects Gaming Comics),” said Prime Minister Modi.
In the 2022 budget, emphasis was placed on five elements related to the education sector. First – Universalization of quality education. Important decisions have been taken to expand our education system, improve its quality and increase the capacity of the education sector, he said.
“Secondly, there is skills development. A digital skills development ecosystem should be created in the country. According to industry demand, skills development should be done, links with industry should be better. We paid attention to it,” he said.
The Prime Minister said: “The third important aspect is urban planning and design. Recognizing the ancient experience and knowledge of India in the present day, there is a need to incorporate it into our education today.
The fourth important aspect is internationalization: foreign world-class universities should come to India, which are our industrial areas, like GIFT City, FinTech related institutes should come there, this was also encouraged,” he said. -he adds.
“The fifth important aspect is AVGC (Animation Visual Effects Gaming Comics). All of them have immense employment potential. There is a huge global market,” Prime Minister Modi said.