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On the afternoon of Sunday, 26th August 2012 Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Gujarat BJP Mahila Morcha meeting in the state capital Gandhinagar. Shri Modi highlighted the development that had taken place in Gujarat over the last decade and spoke out against the mindset of the Congress to curb free speech and make shallow promises to the people.

Shri Modi reminded the gathering that elections have a very important place in the functioning of a democracy and said it is the duty of the people to be ‘Lok Shikshaks’ (educators of society) of democracy. He believed that a vote is an agent of change and that nobody must underestimate the value of his or her vote. He urged the people to train young students, particularly of 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 standards on the functioning of democracy, elections etc.

Shri Modi stated that criticism and the ability to hear different viewpoints are the hallmark of democracy and expressed shock that the Twitter and Facebook profiles of those speaking against the Congress were blocked! He narrated that he himself has faced endless vilification but 12 years not but has always risen to the occasion and taken it in the spirit of democracy.

He cited another instance of how a TV channel was served circulars only because they brought out the reality of the ‘Ghar Nu Ghar’ Scheme of the Congress. The Chief Minister further reminded the Congress that words of democracy do not suit them and that Smt. Indira Gandhi was comprehensively rejected at the hustings when she tried to destroy democracy.

Talking about the Congress campaign of ‘Disha Badlo, Dasha Badlo’, the Chief Minister said that it is due to the Congress’ Disha (direction), the Dasha (condition) of the country had suffered for long and that Gujarat will not let this atmosphere of Durdasha (givers of poor condition) enter the state. The Chief Minister urged the Mahila Morcha to prepare for the elections by focusing at the booth level and understanding the changed electoral map after delimitation.

Shri Modi spoke about the several instances of progress taking place in Gujarat. He said that from 1960-2000, successive Congress governments added a total of 10 lakh houses in 40 years but in the last decade, a total of 16 lakh houses have been built for the people. He added that during the ongoing Garib Kalyan Melas, 4.5 lakh additional houses will be given to the poor. He shared that the Gujarat Government is giving plots to all BPL families from 0-16 list and are giving the similar benefits for BPL families in list 17-20 and this is for the first time this is happening anywhere in India.

Mincing no words, Shri Modi affirmed that the Government’s sole determination is to ensure the development of Gujarat and ensure that its women lead a peaceful and happy life. He narrated the efforts steps taken by the state to turn the drought situation into an opportunity to ensure better progress be it by growing grass alongside the Narmada or providing relief measures. He also prayed to Almighty that Gujarat be blessed with more rain.

The meeting was well attended by BJP workers and senior leaders including National BJP Vice President Shri Purushottam Rupala, Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat Smt. Smriti Irani and Cabinet Minister Anandiben Patel. The Mahila Morcha felicitated Shri Modi and there was an atmosphere of enthusiasm during the entire programme.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed policy makers in the domain of education and skill development, students and teachers, across the country via video conferencing, to mark the completion of one year of reforms under the National Education Policy 2020. He also launched multiple initiatives in the education sector.

Congratulating the countrymen and students for New Education Policy completing one year, the Prime Minister lauded the hard work of teachers, professors, policymakers in realizing the New education policy on the ground, even during the difficult time of Covid-19.  Noting the significance of the year ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the Prime Minister said that the new Education Policy will play a major role in this important period. The Prime Minister said our future progress and growth is dependent on the level of education and direction given to our youth today. “I believe that is one of the bigger factors in ‘mahayagya’ of national development”, said the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister noted the changes brought by the pandemic and how normal online education became for the students. More than 23 hundred crore hits on Diksha portal bear testimony to the utility of portals like Diksha and Swayam. 

The Prime Minister noted the strides made by the youth from small towns. He cited great performance at the Tokyo Olympics by the youth from such towns. He lauded the efforts of the youth in the fields of robotics, AI, start-ups and their leadership in industry 4.0. He said if the younger generation gets the environment suitable for their dreams, there is no limit to their growth. He stressed that today’s youth wants to decide their systems and their world on their own terms. They need exposure and freedom from the shackles and restrictions.  New Education Policy, assures our youth that the country is fully with them and their aspirations. Artificial Intelligence programme which was launched today will make the student future oriented and will pave the way for AI-driven economy. Similarly, National Digital Education Architecture, (NDEAR) and National Education Technology Forum (NETF) will go a long way in providing a digital and technological framework to the entire country, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister highlighted the openness and absence of pressure in the New Education Policy. He said that there is an openness at policy level and openness is also visible in the options available to the students.  Options like multiple entry and exit will free students from the restrictions of staying in one class and one course. Similarly, modern technology based Academic Bank of Credit system will bring revolutionary change. This will give confidence to the student in choosing stream and subjects. 'Structured Assessment for Analyzing Learning levels', SAFAL will take away the fear of examination. The Prime Minister reiterated that these new programmes have the capability to change India’s destiny.

Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of local languages as medium of instructions. The Prime Minister informed that14 engineering colleges of 8 states are starting to impart education in 5 Indian languages Hindi, Tamil, Telugu. Marathi and Bangla. A tool has been developed for translating engineering course in 11 languages.  This emphasis on mother tongue as the medium of instruction will instil confidence in the students from poor, rural and tribal background. Even in the elementary education mother tongue is being promoted and Vidya Praveshprogamme, launched today, will play a big role in that. He also informed that Indian sign language, for the first time, has been accorded the status of language subject. Students will be able to study it as language also. There are more than 3 lakh student who need sign language for their education. This will give a boost to Indian sign language and will help the divyang people, said the Prime Minister.

Underlining the critical role of teachers, the Prime Minister informed that from the formulation stage to implementation, teachers are active part of New Education Policy. NISHTHA 2.0, launched today will provide training to teachers as per their needs and they will be able to give their suggestions to the department.

Prime Minister launched the Academic Bank of Credit that will provide multiple entry and exit options for students in Higher education; 1st Year Engineering Programmes in Regional Languages and Guidelines for Internationalization of Higher Education. The initiatives to be launched also included Vidya Pravesh, a three month play based school preparation module for Grade 1 students; Indian Sign Language as a Subject at secondary level; NISHTHA 2.0, an integrated programme of teacher training designed by NCERT; SAFAL (Structured Assessment For Analyzing Learning Levels), a competency based assessment framework for Grades 3, 5 and 8 in CBSE schools; and a website dedicated to  Artificial Intelligence. The event also witnessed the launch of National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) and National Education Technology Forum (NETF).