According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the 5G telecom service will advance the nation’s educational system beyond “smart facilities, smart classrooms, and smart teachings” by utilising the most recent technological advancements.
Additionally, he said that the New Education Policy (NEP) will free the nation from its “slave mentality” toward the English language.
The Mission Schools of Excellence programme of the Gujarat government had just been unveiled in Adalaj town, Gandhinagar district, when the prime minister made his remarks.
He emphasised that even though English is merely a language used for communication, it is still thought to be a sign of intellectualism.
By constructing brand-new classrooms, smart classrooms, computer laboratories, and generally upgrading the infrastructure of schools in the state, the Mission will assist Gujarat in bolstering its educational infrastructure.
“Recently-launched 5G service will go beyond smart facilities, smart classrooms, and smart teachings. It will take our education system to the next level,” the Prime Minister said.
With the aid of the 5G service, he said, students may now experiment with virtual reality, the Internet of Things, and other cutting-edge technology in their classrooms.
The PM also pushed for the use of regional languages to ensure that individuals who find English difficult are not left behind.
“Earlier, knowledge of the English language was considered a criterion of being intellectual. In reality, the English language is just a medium of communication. This language barrier was a hindrance. Many young talents from villages could not become doctors and engineers because they were not well-versed in English,” he said.
Young people now have the choice to pursue studies in different languages, according to the prime minister.
“We aim to ensure that children of poor parents become doctors and engineers even if they are not educated in English (medium). We want to ensure that no one is left behind due to the lack of the English language,” PM Modi said, adding the “New Education Policy of the Centre will pull the country out from this slave mentality surrounding the English language”.