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Nationwide NEP awareness campaign takes off

HP NEWS SERVICE
Shillong, Sep 15: The Vidya Bharati had commenced a nationwide awareness campaign on the National Education Policy since September 11.
In addition to comprehensive discussions on the scope, scale and impact of the reforms under the NEP, the campaign will also comprise of the MyNEP Competition involving NEP-themed popular contests in the online mode – social media and website (www.mynep.in) from September 25 to October 2.
In a statement here today, MyNEP Meghalaya State Convener Anil Singh Roka said that the competition will be held in 13 languages on four sub-themes, namely Bharat Centric Education Holistic Education, Knowledge Based Society and Quality Education, across three categories, namely first 9-12 standard, second Undergraduate and Postgraduate and third the Citizen Category.
While significant cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category, every contestant will receive a participation certificate. Handmade painting, meme-making, letters to the PM, speech-making, essay writing, short film making, digital designing and twitter thread compositions will be organized under the MyNEP competition, Roka said.
In addition to these category-specific contests, an interactive quiz on the various facets of the National Education Policy will also be conducted online. The names of the winners will be announced by October 5.
“Since the policy itself is an outcome of wide-ranging democratic participation, the NEP awareness campaign too will be spearheaded by young and passionate volunteers. NEP Ambassadors will be appointed to manage and lead the competition related activities online,” he said.
Furthermore, schools and higher education institutes can also partake in the awareness movement by taking the NEP Pledge in support of the latest policy.
“Our mass-awareness campaign involves popular participation centered on a series of NEP-themed contests for both, school and college students as well as the interested citizenry. The NEP has recommended the mother tongue as the primary medium of instruction for enhanced learning outcomes,” Roka informed.