Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said that the National Education Policy 2020 is not merely a policy but a vision document.
He said, it aims to establish a student-centric education system by empowering them with the power of choice.
AIR correspondent reports, inaugurating a lecture hall complex and hostel at IIT Bhubaneswar yesterday, the Union Education Minister wished the IITs to take the lead in the effective implementation of the national education policy and pave the path for holistic and multidisciplinary education in accordance with the local aspirations.
Later, speaking at the dedication of the permanent campus of the Skill Development Institute and the foundation laying function of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT-IOC), the Minister said that students could be self reliant by skilling themselves and contribute to the creation of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
The Union Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Mr Pradhan, who is on a four days visit to Odisha, attended a number of other programs yesterday that include inauguration of modern medical facilities at the Gopabandhu Institute of Medical Science and Research at Athgarh in Cuttack district, besides meeting the hockey Olympians from the state.