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NEP can become instrumental to harness the demographic dividend: President



The National Education Policy (NEP) of 2020 is a well-planned roadmap to prepare the students for the twenty-first century, while also equipping them with the best of India’s own traditions, President Ram Nath Kovind said. “India is, after all, the land of Nalanda and Takshshila, of Aryabhata, Bhaskaracharya and Panini. Gandhiji compared the indigenous educational system with a beautiful tree that perished under colonialism. An effort is being made to rediscover its best aspects so that India makes a contribution to the world that it alone is destined to make,” Kovind said. “The NEP can become instrumental for India to harness and reap the demographic dividend,” he added. “When the younger generation is provided with skills and knowledge required for success in the world of the twenty-first century, they can do miracles,” he said at the 5th Convocation of the Central University of Kerala.