Students, Faculty Members of Aryans participated in Shiksha Samvaad

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 28: Students and staff members of Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura near Chandigarh participated in ‘Shiksha Samvaad’ organized by Joint Association of Colleges (JAC) and Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI).
Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Education was the chief guest while Dr. Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, State Education Minister was the guest of honour. About 10,000 students from schools, colleges and universities participated in this education dialogue.
Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges; President Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) & Co-Chairman, JAC mediated the second technical session.
In the first session S. Satnam Singh Sandhu; S. Jagjit Singh; Dr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal; Ashok Mittal and Dr. H. Chaturvedi were present and in the second session Dr. Madhu Chitkara and Shankar Vanavarayar were present.
While addressing through a virtual session, Dr. Pokhriyal said: “New Education Policy aims at improving the Gross Enrollment Rate (GER) in Higher Education and the Government of India has set a target of achieving 50 per cent GER by 2035. To achieve this target, the GoI has decided to add 3.5 crore new seats in Higher Education Institutions of India by 2035.”
The minister further said that education is the foundation and backbone of a person, family, society and country.
“A person alienated from education and society goes on the path of destruction. This education policy has been prepared with the help of around 2.5 lakh consultations, in which suggestions have been received from Vice Chancellors of 1000 universities, professors from degree colleges, teachers, academics and intellectuals,” he added.

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