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Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Pune Bullet Train, Ahmedabad-Dholera Metro and setting up two Japanese Industrial Estates in Gujarat Narendra Modi’s major agenda

Gandhinagar, Thursday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is leaving here on Sunday, July 22, 2012 on a four-day official tour of Japan on an invitation of Government of Japan. A big delegation of top industrialists and businessmen of Gujarat, who have forged Indo-Japanese partnership in different sectors, will also accompany him.

It is perhaps for the first time that the Japanese Government has invited a chief minister of a state or province of any country to visit their country, usually this reserved for heads of a nation.

Incidentally, Japan was a ‘partner country’ in two previous edition of the state’s flagship event biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit, and visibly impressed by the all round development in the state.

Gujarat is also having a major share occupying maximum land portion in the ongoing inter-state ambitious Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project being undertaken by India in collaboration with Japanese Government.

As per the itinerary, Mr. Modi is scheduled to attend as many as 44 functions during visit to Tokyo, Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe provinces. He will address leading corporate honchos of Japan and India at including seminars on three different sectors to explore industrial investment. He will participate in high-level round table conferences to strengthen economic, industrial and cultural relations between Japan and Gujarat, and brief the compatriots about Gujarat’s Vision for 21st Century.

The Chief Minister is also scheduled to discuss policy matters with top functionaries of Government of Japan for different joint sector projects, and address meetings of Japan-India Parliamentary Fellowship League and India Centre Foundation.

He will travel from Tokyo to Hamamatsu and then from Hamamatsu to Nagoya by Japan’s Bullet Trains to have the firsthand feel of the ride. He will discuss details of ambitious Bullet Train on Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Pune section and Ahmedabad-Dholera Metro Bullet Train, besides two Japanese Industrial Parks to be set up by Japan in Gujarat as part of DMIC.

He will take round of the modern seaport at Kobe to develop ports on the same lines in Gujarat. He will share Gujarat’s experience in disaster management with Japan, in the light of recent severe earthquake in the region.

This visit is being considered as a great opportunity to strengthen mutual relations between Gujarat and Japan, as well as in Gujarat taking a leading role in Indian economy.

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PM to launch multiple key initiatives to mark the first anniversary of National Education Policy 2020
Initiatives mark a significant step towards realization of the goals of NEP 2020

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address policy makers in the domain of education and skill development, students, teachers, across the country on 29th July 2021, via video conferencing, to mark the completion of one year of reforms under the National Education Policy 2020. He will also launch multiple initiatives in the education sector.

Prime Minister will launch 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 include 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.

Further, the event will witness the launch of National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) and National Education Technology Forum (NETF).

These initiatives will mark a significant step towards realization of the goals of NEP 2020 and will make the education sector more vibrant and accessible.

The NEP, 2020 is the guiding philosophy for changing the learning landscape, making education holistic and for building strong foundations for an Atmanirbhar Bharat.

This is the first education policy of the 21st century and replaces the thirty-four year old National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986. Built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability, this policy is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aims to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society and global knowledge superpower by making both school and college education more holistic, flexible, multidisciplinary, suited to 21st century needs and aimed at bringing out the unique capabilities of each student.

The Union Education Minister will also be present on the occasion.