Need to work to overcome language barriers: PM
NEW DELHI Asserting that the new National Education Policy (NEP) encourages the use of local languages, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said work needs to be done on a mission mode to overcome linguistic barriers in the education system so that the talent of those from rural areas and the poor are allowed to flourish.
Addressing a webinar on the effective implementation of the provisions in the Union Budget for the education sector, Modi said it is the responsibility of the academics and experts of every language to make available the best content in the country and the world in Indian languages. Limiting knowledge and research is a big injustice to the country's potential, he said.
"With this thinking, the doors of several sectors such as space, atomic energy, DRDO, agriculture, are being opened for our talented youngsters," the prime minister said. Modi said education, skill, research and innovation were the second biggest focus of the budget after health. "The Union Budget has broadened our efforts to link education with employability and entrepreneurial capability," he said.