On Tuesday, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that students across the country will be taught a “corrected” version of Indian history under the recently launched National Education Policy (NEP).
Speaking at an event organised by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the minister said that companies are working on re-publishing new textbooks, in which, a new “clarity” about India will be provided to the world.
He also said that the mother tongue will be given priority in textbooks under the NEP.
Dharmendra Pradhan was quoted as saying:
“Students across the country will be taught a corrected version of Indian history under the National Education Policy from January 26, on the occasion of Vasant Panchami. The NEP will provide us with many opportunities. The mother tongue has been given priority in the NEP. Imparting education without giving priority to the mother tongue is meaningless.”
Earlier, Pradhan had said that the new education policy focuses on education in local languages, which will greatly help the indigenous populations of the country.
The minister further said that the knowledge of India’s ancient culture and civilisation must be provided from a global perspective in the 21st century.
According to Pradhan, the new textbooks will also be available in digital modes.
Talking about India’s G20 presidency, the Education Minister said that we must take this forum as a golden opportunity to showcase India’s rich culture and unprecedented heritage to the world.
With the G20 presidency, India now has the chance to play an important role in shaping and strengthening global architecture and governance on all major international economic issues.
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government has brought a drastic transformation in schools and colleges under the National Education Policy 2020, promoting creativity, learning, experiments, visualisation and art in the education sector.