The New Education Policy Focuses on Value-Based Education
The new policy introduced by the Government of India tries to imbibe the values of Vedic Education into the current system.
This ancient system was followed in the Gurukuls to teach students moral responsibilities and kindness. It made an attempt to create a bond between the teacher and the student.
While India has always put emphasis on ensuring high-quality education, the new policy makes an attempt to rectify the flaws. It also aims at making education accessible to people of all classes and creeds.
The major challenge in the current system is the efficacy of the education being imparted. Apart from that, there are insufficient funds and a lack of initiatives to promote intensive research and development.
HRD’s new education policy is an empowered vision of a highly-efficient model that overcomes the challenges and provides lucrative opportunities to students. Value based education (VBE) is all about morals, integrity, character, spirituality and much more. It imparts the qualities of humility, strength and honesty in a person. People are taught to co-operate with each other. It caters to good values, ethics, responsibilities and skills to lead a productive life. The National Education Policy is designed to train students to help the progress of the nation by critically analyzing the global economic changes and providing innovative solutions. With a goal to keep the essence of diversity in the country, it teaches students to remain tolerant towards other cultures and respect all religious sentiments.
By ensuring high-quality teaching methods, the value-based education system will help children use the imparted knowledge in their lives and overcome success barriers. Unlike the current education system, it makes an attempt to encourage leadership skills and achieve the target of 90% literacy rate in the country.
This outcome-based education system may go a long way in ensuring the overall mental development of the students and make them responsible human beings. It will ensure that there is no shortage of skilled human resources in any of the educational, financial and economic sectors of our country. The government needs to ensure that value-based education is incorporated into the chapters in an interesting way so that the children learn it at every step of their schooling.
As Swami Vivekananda once said, “Education is not simply the amount of information carried by our brains but the amount of it we can add to our life and character.”