India participated in the 6th East Asia Education Ministers' Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam

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India participated at the 6th East Asia Summit Education Minister’s Meeting held on 14 October, 2022 in Hanoi, Vietnam. 

Important facts

  • Ms. Neeta Prasad, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Education addressed the gathering through virtually.

  • She informed about the key initiatives of National Education Policy 2020 and India’s collaborative efforts in education and research with partner countries.

  • Ms. Neeta Prasad said that the National Education Policy - 2020 is a holistic, flexible and multi-disciplinary vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for education.

  • She said that this policy is based on the fundamental pillars of equity, quality, affordability and accountability.

  • She informed that the National Education Policy-2020 focuses on internationalisation of education and building cooperation with other countries.

About East Asia Summit (EAS)

  • It was initiated in 2005 with the convening of the 1st East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

  • At the time of its establishment, 16 countries had participated in the East Asia Summit.

  • The United States and the Russian Federation attended the East Asia Summit in Bali, Indonesia on 19 November 2011.

  • It refers to the meeting of the Heads of State/Government of the countries participating in the EAS which is held annually.

  • It has identified six priority areas of cooperation which include environment and energy, education, finance, global health issues and pandemic diseases, natural disaster management and ASEAN connectivity.

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