The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi spoke about the significance of education during a webinar conducted on Wednesday i.e., on 3rd March 2021. At the webinar, Modi also spoke about the research and skill development that helps the country to become self-reliant. Speaking about the current year’s budget, Modi said that it has also emphasized education, skill, research, and innovation apart from health. An amount of Rs. 50000 crore has been earmarked for research that can be spent over the next 5 years in this year’s budget.
Narendra Modi further stated that the National Research Foundation will bestow an encouragement to research in India. PM stressed the National Education Policy during the webinar. He said that the NEP will aid the country to develop a self-reliant India. He further said, ‘In the area of Research and Development, women’s presence has also improved. Moreover, the hackathon’s culture will encourage young minds.’
Addressing the inaugural session on ‘Harnessing Education, Research and Skill Development for an Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Modi spoke about the NEP. Modi said that the new National Education Policy has strengthened the necessity of local language. Moreover, it is the responsibility of all academics and experts of every language to prepare the appropriate content available in the nation and the world in Indian languages. He said, ‘This is definitely possible in this era of technology.’
At the inaugural session, he said, ‘The Union Budget has broadened our efforts to link education with employability and entrepreneurial capability.’ With such efforts, India is among the top three countries in terms of scientific publications, as of now. Constraining knowledge and research is a huge injustice to the nation’s potential, said PM. He said, ‘With this thinking, doors of several sectors such as space, atomic energy, DRDO, agriculture, are being opened for our talented youth.’
The first supercomputer, Param Shivay assembled locally was installed in IIT BHU. Further, Param Shakti and Param Brahma were installed at IIT-Kharagpur and IISER, Pune respectively. Narendra Modi also stated that about a dozen institutes in the nation are proposed to acquire such supercomputers. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the education minister of the nation will be addressing the farewell session of the event at 3.35 PM. For more Edu news, exam results, time tables, and more, stay in touch with our website.