Members of Students’ Federation of India (SFI) held a protest on Monday in Shimla against both Central and state government accusing them of forcing the National Education Policy (NEP) on the institutions and students amid Covid-19 pandemic. The SFI leader Amit Thakur said that they will present students’ demand to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
SFI student leader Amit Thakur told ANIl, “We are here outside the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha against the National Education Policy. Since the start of the pandemic we were trying to raise our issues, however, no one was ready to listen to our voice. Now, we have come out on the streets.”
The SFI members marched towards the Himachal Assembly and gheraoed the state Assembly. Thakur added, “NEP which is being touted as the reform has been rejected by the students and professors across India. If the government will not hear our demands, we will corner the government over the issue.”
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved the National Education Policy 2020 in July. The new policy released by the union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Prakash Javadekar, minister of information and broadcasting aims to pave way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems in the country. This policy will replace the 34 your old National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986.
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