Prime Minister Modi reckons steps taken in Budget 2021-22 for the Education sector

Discussing the steps taken by the Central Govt in the 2021-22 Budget for the education sector, Prime Minister Modi said that the second biggest focus in this budget is given to Education, research and innovation.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Mar 03, 2021 11:21 IST
Prime Minister Modi reckons steps taken in Budget 2021-22 for the Education sector
PM Modi holding virtual discussion on budget for Education sector I photo I screengrab

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending a virtual seminar shared his views on this year's budget (2021-22) for the Education-sector. Addressing the participants, Prime Minister said that to build a self-reliant India, confidence in the youth of the country is equally important. "Confidence comes only when the youth has complete faith in their education and their knowledge", said PM Modi. 

Elaborating the share of this year's budget to the Education sector Prime Minister said that after health the second-highest focus is given on education, skills, research and innovation. He further said that for the first time, the focus is given on schools ranging from Atal Tinkering Labs in schools to Atal Incubation Centers in higher institutions. 

A new tradition of Hackathons for start-ups has also been created across the country, which is becoming a huge force for both the youth and industry of the country, he added.

PM further said, "This year's budget has further expanded the efforts made to link Education with Employability and Entrepreneurial Capabilities over the years. As a result of these efforts, today India has come in the top three countries in the matter of scientific publications".

Hailing the efforts of the countrymen especially during the COVID-19 pandemic Prime Minister said in this budget the second biggest focus is given on education, skill, research, and innovation.

Restricting knowledge, research, is a great injustice to the country's potential. With this thinking, be it space, atomic energy, DRDO, agriculture, doors of many such sectors are being opened for their talented youth.

Addressing the participants in the seminar Prime Minister said that it is our responsibility to build confidence among our youth. To make a self-reliant India, confidence in the youth of the country is important. Confidence comes only when he or she realizes that his/ her studies are giving him the opportunity to do his work and also the necessary skills. The new National Education Policy has been drafted with this mentality, he added.

In this year's budget stress is given to institutional making and access. For the first time, National Research Foundation is being set-up with an expenditure of 50,000 crores as announced in this year's budget, he added.

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Speaking on the NEP 2020, he said that in the new National Education Policy, more and more use of local language has been encouraged. Now it is the responsibility of all these academics, experts of every language, how the best content of the country and the world should be prepared in Indian languages. This is completely possible in this era of technology, said Prime Minister Modi in his address.

Reckoning the efforts of the Indian scientists Prime Minister said that we have tested the Hydrogen Vehicle. Now we are moving forward to make hydrogen as a fuel for transport and to make ourselves industry-ready for this.

"We have tested Hydrogen as a fuel and also working on making this industry-driven and usable fuel. We urge industries to make their contribution towards this. Future Fuel, Green Energy, is very important for self-reliance in our energy sector. Therefore, the Hydrogen Mission announced in the budget is a very big resolution", PM said in his address