Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the new education policy announced by the government emphasizes on making ‘job creators’ instead of ‘job seekers’ and is an attempt to transform the intent and the content of the country’s education system.

Addressing the finale of the Smart India Hackathon, he said the National Education Policy-2020 facilitates inter-disciplinary study which will ensure that the focus is on what the students want to learn.

“It is not just a policy document but a reflection of the aspirations of over 130 crore people. A large section of students feel they are judged on the basis of subjects in which they have no interest… often there is pressure from friends and families and they start studying a particular subject without interest,” Modi said.

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