State student interacts with PM in Pariksha Pe Charcha

Shillong, April 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said consultation for National Education Policy (NEP) has been exhaustive since people across India were consulted on this.

This was his response  to state student, Shilla Bishnab’s question on National Education Policy (NEP) at the  education programme, Pariksha Pe Charcha (PPC) 2022.


The class IX student from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya asked about new education policy and how it will empower the society in general, and students’ lives in particular and how it will pave the way for Naya Bharat. A Teacher from Haryana also posed the same question and responding to the queries, Modi said that it is a national education policy and not a new education policy.

He said the policy was drafted after a lot of brainstorming with various stakeholders.

He said the policy was made not by the government but by the citizens, the students, and teachers for the development of the country.  He added that the NEP was an opportunity to follow one’s passion. He stressed the importance of skills along with knowledge and underlined the flexibility provided by NEP in the choice of subjects. He said proper implementation of NEP will open new venues and urged schools all over the country to find new ways to implement the new technologies invented by the students.

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik, students and teachers of JNV Mawphlang participated in the programme from Raj Bhawan here.

The governor expressed his pride in the representation of the state by the JNV student, “I am proud that a student from Meghalaya got to present her question to the Prime Minister. The PM also answered the questions very well,” he said.

JNV teacher Priyanka termed Pariksha Pe Charcha as an innovative way of the Prime Minister to get in touch with the students and the whole education system of India. “Our student got the chance to ask a question to the PM. I am very happy to see that. I feel this way our students will have a positive attitude towards their exams,” said the teacher.

Shilla feels fortunate that she could ask a question to the Prime Minister and is content with the answer. “It was a very exciting and joyful moment for me. His answer was that students could choose their own paths if they were not happy with their chosen ones,” she said

In the 5th edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha, the Prime Minister interacted with students, teachers and parents at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. He inspected the exhibits of the students showcased at the venue before the interaction. Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Annpurna Devi, Dr. Subhas Sarkar, Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh and Rajeev Chandrasekhar along with virtual participation of Governors and Chief Ministers, teachers, students and parents, were present on the occasion. The prime minister maintained an interactive, jovial and conversational tone throughout the interaction.

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