NEP 2020: Pradhan Launches Ramakrishna Mission’s ‘Awakening’ Program


New Delhi: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated Ramakrishna Mission’s ‘Awakening’ program for students in grades 1 to 5, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

This ‘Awakening’ program is an initiative to ensure the overall personality development of a child in accordance with the philosophy of the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020.

Pradhan said on the occasion that the NEP 2020 is deeply inspired by the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda, adding that India’s greats such as Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi and Vivekananda envisioned an education system that is progressive and rooted in civilizational values ​​to conquer the land to forward.

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According to the ministry, Pradhan said social transformation is one of the main goals of education. Values ​​and wisdom are more important than material wealth. Values-based education is important for building a future-proof and socially aware generation, he added.

In implementing NEP 2020, the focus should be on creating value-based educational programs for grades 9 to 12, in addition to those in grades 1-8.

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Pradhan said the initiative was a step towards holistic child personality development in line with NEP 2020 philosophy.

The minister called on CBSE to establish an advisory framework for encouraging values-based education in all schools from Balvatika to Class XII to create a talent pool ready for life’s challenges and committed to national progress and global well-being.

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