NEP 2020: Policy to Unleash Creative and Innovative Capabilities of Youth

No. PR – 313

September 2, 2022

New Delhi

NEP 2020: Policy to Unleash Creative and Innovative Capabilities of Youth

Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State, (IC) Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Govt. of India, appreciated PHDCCI for organizing an insightful event on National Education Policy 2020. He emphasized on the issues which are rectified under NEP 2020.

To renovate Indian education for reaching the global benchmark it is important to work on Quality control, which needs due attention; NEP gives weightage to skills and talent and also going to end Dropout rate by providing multi entry and exit from the courses. He also advised to link education with livelihood rather than only getting a mere degree. We have lost track of the fundamentals which will be ensured by the New Education Policy, said Dr. Jitendra Singh.

Prof. M Jagadesh Kumar, Chairman, University Grants Commission, mentioned that India is a big country with lots of disparity and changing dynamics. It is a Herculean task to implement NEP 2020 in a time bound manner. Though framing is over, the real challenge is tangible deliverables and implementation in a time bound manner. He addressed that major challenge is quality, especially at school level. With education we will not only inculcate growth and economic development but will also develop unity for building progressive and resilient economy, he said.

Dr. Manish Kumar, CEO, NABET, Quality Council of India, said that the Indian Education system is one of the biggest education systems in the world. People of different origins through the Indian education system have contributed a lot to science & technology. NEP2020 aims to provide better access with affordability and accountability through a new framework. He urged all to work together in this direction especially collaboration of industry is very crucial to provide experiential learning to the students.

Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director, CBSE, emphasized upon pedagogical leadership in which individual leaders will look into classrooms and work on attendance and community inclusion. Earlier more focus was on engineering and management colleges but in New Education Policy schools are also given utmost priority to other subjects too. National Education Policy is a foundation stone and has long miles to go.

 Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, AVSM, MP, Lok Sabha and Olympic Medalist, deliberated about his experience in different fields from Army to Olympic ground; its desire & essence of satisfaction which motivates an individual. Teachers are everywhere; you have to find out what to learn and from whom. You should have that drive to learn, to do something in life. A multidimensional education system is really important

Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, highlighted that NEP is so extensive that it required 2 lacs consultations, biggest consultation ever done to impart any policy. NEP is designed in such a way that a child will enjoy going to school. He mentioned that provisions like students backing out after one year will be provided a certificate, so that one year does not get wasted.


In his presidential address Mr. Pradeep Multani, President, PHDCCI, mentioned that education is fundamental for achieving full human potential and promoting national development. Providing universal access to quality education is the key to India’s continued rise. Universal high-quality education is the best way forward for developing and unleashing the potential of our demographic dividend. It is heartening to note that NEP 2020 has undertaken major reforms that bring the highest quality, equity, and integrity into the system, from early childhood care and education through higher education, added Mr. Multani.

Mr. Shreevats Jaipuria, Chair, Education Committee, PHDCCI, talked about National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 which is the first education policy of the 21st century which aims to address the many growing developmental imperatives of India. NEP 2020 lays particular emphasis on the development of the creative potential of each individual. It is based on the principle that education must develop not only cognitive capacities but also social, ethical, and emotional capacities and dispositions.

Dr. Rubina Mittal, Co-Chair, Education Committee, PHDCCI, while presenting a formal vote of thanks mentioned that NEP 2020 is a revolutionary framework prepared to provide holistic approach in the education system by bringing structural changes in the education system.

Ms Sonali Jain Co-Chair, Education Committee, while moderating the fireside chat with Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore mentioned about the facets of education for developing leadership and motivational capabilities.


Mr. Raja Lahiri while moderating the session on ‘Higher Education – Keeping pace with changing skill needs in Industry and Making India a Global EdTech Powerhouse’ deliberated on cyber tech and awareness campaign for mitigating cyber threats in digital education.

Dr. Mahesh Gupta, Former President, PHDCCI; Chairman & MD Kent RO Systems Ltd. in his deliberations related entrepreneurship footprints in the NEP 2020 and how this policy will improve the innovation ecosystem in schools and higher education institutes.

 GT-PHDCCI report – Technology and cyber trends in the Indian education sector was also released during the event.


Inaugural session was moderated by Dr. Jatinder Singh, ASG, PHDCCI. More than 200 delegates from industry and academia attended Education Summit.


The Summit was sponsored by NABET,QCI, KLJ Group ,POWER GILT,SHRI BALAJI EXIMS ,JAIPURIA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, Grant Thornton PHDCCI’s Annual Sponsors – Multani Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Star Wire; PG Industry; Uflex Ltd; DLF Ltd; Continental Carriers Pvt Ltd; Belair Travel & Cargo Pvt Ltd; Radico Khaitan Ltd; Jindal Steel & Power; MMG Group; Paramount Communications; Superior Industries Limited; JK Tyre & Industries Ltd; SMC Investments and Advisors Ltd; Crystal Crop Protection Ltd; Sagar Group of Industries; Samsung India Electronics; Comtech Interio; R E Rogers; AYUSH Herbs Private Ltd; Apeejay Stya Group; DCM Shriram; EaseMyTrip; Blossom Kochhar Beauty Products Pvt Ltd; Oswal Greentech; Trident Group; MV Cotspin Ltd; Synergy Environics Ltd; Ajit Industries Pvt Ltd; P S BEDI & Co.; Indian Farmer &Fertilizers Corporation Ltd; Jindal Steel; Hindware Sanitary; Modern Automobiles; Livit Ltd; Central Coalfields Ltd  ; Axa Parenterals; Bhagwati Plastic and Pipes Industries; J K Insurance Brokers Ltd; DD Pharmaceutical Ltd.



Warm Regards,

Media Division

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry