Shri Dharmendra Pradhan raises important questions regarding Karnataka Government's anti-student scrapping of NEP
New Delhi ;-- Union Education & Skill Development Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan while addressing media asked Karnataka Government to let politics take it's own route. The Minister has raised a series of important questions against the deeply politicised scrapping of NEP in Karnataka by the Congress Government, asking them not to play with the young generation's future. Shri Pradhan questioned the uncaring nature of the Karnataka Government for the students, asking them a series of poignant questions to Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri D. K. Shivakumar:
1) Does he and the Congress party oppose early childhood care and education as a part of formal education? Does he not want our children to achieve foundational literacy and numeracy by the time they complete grade 2?
2) Does he oppose localised Indian toys, games and play-based learning for our children? Does he oppose ‘Chennemane’ in Karnataka?
3) Does he oppose education in Kannada and other Bharatiya Bhasha? Does he not want examinations, like NEET, CUET, JEE to be conducted in Bharatiya Bhasha, including Kannada, in a transparent manner?
4) Does he oppose multidisciplinary education? Does he oppose integration of vocational education, physical education, arts and sports as critical areas of study in school education?
5) Does he not want youth of Karnataka to avail world-class research facilities through the National Research Foundation?
6) Does he not want students to learn about new and emerging technologies in the 21st century? Does he not want new textbooks relevant for 21st century education?
7) Does he oppose opportunities for earning while learning?
8) Does he not want our teachers’ capacity building to be strengthened through reimagining DIETs as centres-of-excellence?
He concluded that such preposterous statements on NEP may please Kumar's political masters in Delhi, but it compromises the interests of students of Karnataka.