Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that the five pillars of the new education policy will be accessibility, equity, quality, affordability and accountability.
“All these five pillars are important for new education policy. We need to add value education, sport activity, yoga. Yoga is our own narrative which has been accepted across the world. Now there is ‘Samata’ day also. Ambedkar Jayanti also (being observed) by United Nations,” he said as he was addressing on the occasion of silver jubilee celebrations of Pragna Bharti.
Union Minister also stressed on the importance of innovation and said that innovations are changing lives fast and they have the potential to ensure prosperity. For promoting innovation the center has come up with 'Uchtar Avishkar Yojana'. For the purpose of promoting education hackathon was also organized by the government.
Javadekar further said that government is making all possible efforts to set up 20 world class universities within the nation, 10 each in public and private sector. He also mentioned "the government is also launching Global Research Interactive Network (GRIN) program, which will provide scholarship and opportunity to students to work with reputed foreign laboratories and enjoy the liberty of returning to India to continue with research, he said."
He also told "the government has started the higher education finance agency. An amount of Rs 20,000 cores would be raised in next one and half years. The amount would be spent to create research and academic infrastructure in the best institutes so that the best of the students stay back in the country."
"The NDA government is making all the efforts to make India a prosperous country." he said.