The Indian Business and Professionals Council (IBPC Qatar) recently hosted an expert-led virtual discussion on India's National Education Policy (NEP).
Initiated by IBPC vice-president Abdul Sathar, the session was well received by 500-plus members and participants from the Indian school community in Qatar as well as educationalists from other GCC countries and India.
Chief guest Sachin Dinkar Shankpal, first secretary - Culture, Education & Information at the Indian embassy, appreciated the event being held on a topic of current relevance. He added that the event was important to help professionals, students and the general public to gain insights into the National Education Policy.
Prof K K Aggarwal, former chairman of the National Board of Accreditation, spoke in his keynote address about the changes in the NEP. The old policy needed to be updated to keep pace with global education standards.
Aggarwal said the new policy was adopted by the Indian government recently because of loopholes in the previous education policy. The new NEP of 2022 will pay lots of attention to students with special needs as well as to all Indian children across the nation and overseas at all levels, in line with the latest global trends.
In a statement, IBPC Qatar said it plans to organise more such beneficial programmes for its members and the community. More information about current and future activities is available at and its social media platforms.
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