The three-language formula is of immense significance and could promote multilingualism as well as national unity, the President said

Determined efforts should be made to make Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) into a hub of knowledge, innovation and learning by implementing NEP, President Ram Nath Kovind said today. He said these steps would make J&K once again a ‘Firdaus on the earth, a bright jewel on the crown of Mother India’ as it was referred to in the medieval age.

President Kovind said India has an unprecedented demographic dividend. He believes this can be positively realized if the young people become skilled, professionally competent, and above all educated in the real sense. The President said J&K is a reservoir of extremely intelligent, talented and innovative children. He added that the implementation of the education policy will produce students with ignited minds. Emphasizing on value-based education, President Kovind said it is important to understand the tradition and rich cultural heritage which can be achieved only in the mother tongue. It is this mother tongue, that is being encouraged in the new education policy as it adheres to the cultural ethos of our country, he said.

The President also observed that the three-language formula which is envisioned in the policy is of immense significance and could promote multilingualism as well as national unity. He clarified that no language will be imposed on any state or union territory. The new education policy focuses on ensuring accessibility, equality, affordability, accountability and quality in education. It encourages skill development, experience-based learning and logical thinking.

Acknowledging that research and development are the keys to success and development, President Kovind believes NEP will drive the youths of J&K in a new direction. We want the youth of this land to be the harbinger of change by excelling in their respectives fields, he said. The new education policy will help them realize their true potential and make their dreams come true.