Himachal Gyan Vigyan Samiti organized a state level convention at Mandi on Saturday to discuss the adverse impact of New Education Policy (NEP) being implemented by the Central government in which a large number of college and schools teachers, educationists and students participated.
Inaugurating the convention Dr. Anita Rampal former Chairman of Education of Delhi University said, “The NEP would seriously affect fundamental right of education being provided under the Right to Education Act and would benefit corporate houses.”
She alleged, “The NEP will deprive a large number of students from getting education, people are confused about the NEP and are not understating its perils; the policy would make education beyond the reach of common students and would become very costly.”
She said, “There is an urgent need to debate the NEP and form a broader front to oppose the policy.”
Former secretary of All India Teachers Federation Vazir Singh addressing the convention said, “The school education would be seriously affected by the NEP and there is an urgent need to discuss the policy at different levels to build a strong opposition to save our education system.”
The convention also constituted a 45 members campaign committee to make people aware about the impact of the NEP with Dr Baldev Negi its convener and Dr Vinita Saklani and Bhim Singh co- conveners.