30 AUG,2020 | MEDC
For realizing Atmanirbhar Bharat, a thorough review of our innovation strategy is imperative. The first (and most important) step was taken through the formulation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Hopefully, India’s education system is finally on the path of encouraging diversity and collaboration while being flexible and inclusive enough to accommodate every student. Great ideas are born at the intersection of disciplines, and a serious attempt has been made to promote lateral thinking in students. With growing digital penetration and one of the cheapest data services in the world, the timing couldn’t have been better to be a student. However, what we need to work on are our attitudes. The stigma associated with being a school or college dropout must go … after all, even Silicon Valley is full of such people. There should be no shame in failing, as long as you learn from your mistakes and are willing to bounce back. That’s the best way we can promote our innovation strategy.
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