Vidya Bharati Vidwad Parishad Shillong organized an online panel discussion on the National Education Policy 2020 and possible strategies for its implementation, on Sunday.
The panellists included Gobind Chandra Mahanta, Pawan Tiwari, Rinomoh Sungoh, Kamal Jhunjhunwala, Prof G Singaiah, Sameer Sarkar, Prof Ayon Bhattacharjee, Prof SR Joshi and faculty from various institutions.
Bhattacharjee, of the National Institute of Technology Meghalaya, was the moderator.
Mahanta, All India Joint Organizing Secretary of Vidya Bharati, elaborated on the taskforces and committees that are constituted by the central and state governments. He highlighted the concept of holistic education and pointed out that the aim of the policy was to transform India to a global superpower.
Sungoh, the President of Vidya Bharati Meghalaya, emphasized the relevance of training the trainers when it comes to teacher’s education as they can disseminate the training to the larger mass of the teaching community. Singaiah, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of North-Eastern Hill University’s Tura campus, highlighted the need for incorporating the indigenous traditional knowledge in the new curriculum and pedagogy so that the wealth of traditional information is not lost.
The panel discussion ended with a decision to provide suggestions and support as deemed proper and appropriate to assist the state government in going forward and materializing the aims of the new education policy.