Education Minister Annapurna Devi congratulated NIOS and NCERT for their innovative efforts and said, “Literacy is the pillar of the overall development of every country. It is imperative that the country be literate for the development of the individual and for the building of society and nation. By achieving this goal, poverty can be eradicated and social equality achieved.”
She highlighted the suggestions included in the National Education Policy-2020 in the context of literacy, saying: “It is the fundamental right of every citizen to have the opportunity to read, to be educated and to be able to earn a living With the collective effort of government organizations, voluntary organizations, people of the community, the goal of making every citizen literate can be achieved.Providing digital literacy, financial literacy, environmental literacy, gender literacy to the new generation is also the need of the hour. contribution is essential in fulfilling the Prime Minister’s dream of ‘Educated India, Developed India’.”
President of the National Institute of Open Learning (NIOS), Saroj Sharma, said: “Education is essential for a dignified life. India’s literacy rate has increased faster than before and the country’s environment is very favorable for this. NIOS and NCERT under the leadership of the Ministry of Education is doing innovative work in the field of school education.The school education facilities in NEP 2020 will bring an unprecedented change in the state of education in the country.India has been a nurturer of the tradition of education since the Adult literacy is also a high priority in the National Education Policy 2020, for which NIOS and NCERT are doing meaningful work.”
Pro. Dinesh Prasad Saklani, director of NCERT, in assessing the state of literacy in India, said India’s literacy rate is now 77%, which is very good progress. In accordance with the National Education Policy 2020, the Ministry of Education has launched various schemes to provide holistic education. NCERT also shared information about the operation of the National Center for Literacy.