Dharmendra Pradhan addresses the G20 Education Ministers' meeting, highlights India's strides towards inclusive education – ANI News

ANI | Updated: Sep 01, 2022 23:40 IST
New Delhi [India], September 1 (ANI): Union Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday spoke about the importance of sharing mutual experiences and working together to create a new world in which education remains the nodal point for addressing common challenges.
Pradhan as a troika co-chair delivered the opening remarks at the G-20 Education Ministers’ Meeting in Bali and put forward interventions on the theme ‘Recovery, Re-imagine and Rebuild Stronger.’
According to the Ministry of Education release, he spoke about the importance of sharing mutual experiences and working together to create a new world in which education remains the nodal point for addressing common challenges.
“The National Education Policy 2020, based on the foundational principles of access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability is India’s guiding light for promoting lifelong learning opportunities and achieving the shared vision of G20,” said the minister.
Pradhan highlighted India’s rapid strides towards building a more resilient and inclusive education and skilling ecosystem and realising the creative potential of each learner through the implementation of NEP 2020.

He said that India is giving special emphasis on formalizing early childhood care & education, supporting differently-abled children, boosting digital and multi-modal learning, flexible entry-exit pathways, and integrating education with skills, which are keys to improving learning outcomes.
He further said that India has operationalised virtual schools and is in the process of setting up digital universities and 260+ TV channels dedicated to education in multiple Indian languages to expand the realm of education and also for achieving the goal of making education equitable & accessible.
Pradhan said that the NEP 2020 has paved the way for the internationalisation of education in India and India is welcoming foreign universities to set campuses in GIFT City in Ahmedabad. We are also in the process to bring policy measures for allowing foreign universities to set up their campus across India.
Union Education Minister underlined India’s commitment to work together with G20 member states to establish an education system where learning outcomes match 21st century skills. For education to be the driver of global growth, all efforts should be made to harness the full potential of our G20 EdWG, he added.
He said G20 Education Group has set an agenda that addresses the challenges and unprecedented changes that have taken place in a global institutional framework. India remains committed to work with the G20 to strengthen education systems for rebuilding and recovering stronger together, he further added.
On the sidelines of the G20 Education Ministers’ Meeting, Pradhan held a series of bilateral meetings. The discussions in the bilateral meetings centered around deepening engagements in education and skill development. (ANI)

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