Sikkim holds first consultation meet on National Education Policy 2020

Gangtok, 09 Sept [IPR]:

The First State Level Discussion-cum-Consultation Meeting on the implementation of the New National Education Policy 2020(NEP) was organised by SCERT Sikkim at SCERT on 08 September.

The meeting also marked the celebration of the 54th International Literacy Day together with discussion on the major recommendations of the NEP 2020 and to carve out the possible road map for its implementation.

The discussion session was chaired by the Advisor, Education Department, M.P. Subba in the presence of Additional Chief Secretary, Education Department, G.P. Upadhyaya and Secretary Anil Raj Rai. All Directors and other officials were also present in the session along with Faculty members of SCERT and DIETs.

The programme commenced with the welcome address by Secretary Anil Raj Rai and a brief report on Shakshar Bharat Abhiyan by the Additional Director (Planning) H.P. Dhakal. Mr Rai highlighted on the importance of implementing the policy in the State at the earliest with due consultation among all the stakeholders.

G.P. Upadhyaya in his address stressed upon the importance of the new National Education Policy, 2020. He shared that this policy document has also been extensively deliberated nationwide with the participation of even the President of India, Prime Minister, Governors and Chief Ministers of the country. He also mentioned that this policy was designed from the grassroot level with the involvement of people from all sections of society.

Director SCERT, Education Department, Dr Rabin Chhetri gave an elaborate presentation on the structure and overview of the policy document in detail. In his presentation, he talked about the major reforms being endorsed by the policy.

After the presentation a discussion was held among all the Directors and other officers of different sections, faculty of SCERT and DIET about the implementation of the policy in the State of Sikkim.

The programme also saw the constitution of different committees and sub-committees for different areas to further the process of implementation of NEP.

In his address the chief guest, Advisor, Education Department M.P. Subba shared his thoughts, experiences and concerns about the far-reaching effect of the policy and its implementation, which should be the priority of all stakeholders.

The discussion on National Education Policy 2020, concluded with closing remarks by Additional Chief Secretary, Education Department, G.P. Upadhyaya.