PM Modi said in Smart India Hackathon, systemic reforms are happening in India's education system now
New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon through a video conference. On this occasion, he said that in the past centuries, we have given more than one scientist, technicians, technical entrepreneurs to the world. But in a fast changing world today, India will have to change equally fast to play its effective role.
He said that with this thinking, the eco system needed for innovation, for research, for design and for development in the country is rapidly being prepared. Now the emphasis is on quality of education. He further said that the efforts to create new resources for online education or these campaigns like Smart India Hackathon, is that India's education should become modern and modern, Talent here gets full opportunity. He said that systemic reforms are happening in India's education system now, efforts are being made to improve the purpose and content of education.
The Prime Minister said that you will also see around you that even today many children feel that they are judged on the basis of a subject in which they have no interest. When parents have pressure from relatives, they start reading the subjects chosen by others. Efforts are being made to change this approach through the new education policy, the earlier shortcomings are being removed. There is now a systematic reform in India's education system, an attempt to transform both the intents and content of education.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the great scholar of our country, used to say that education should be such that it should be accessible to all, accessible to all. This education policy is also dedicated to his idea. He further said that the emphasis has been on making this education policy a 'job creator' rather than a 'job seeker' . That is, in a way it is an attempt to bring reform in our mindset, in our approach. He said that to give a better life to the poor, the role of the youth is very important in achieving the goal of easy access to life.
Significantly, the first edition of Smart India Hackathon in 2017 was attended by 42,000 students. This number had increased to one lakh in 2018 and to two lakh in 2019. More than four and a half million students participated in the first round of Smart India Hackathon 2020.