The tableau from the Ministry of Education and Skill Development at the 73rd Republic Day exhibition in Rajpath highlighted key aspects of the new National Education Policy with the theme 'Vedas to Metaverse: National Education Policy 2020'.
The metaverse is the space where the real world and the virtual world connect. It is bringing together virtual and augmented reality, the internet, and real life. There will be digital representation of people in the metaverse, which will be called avatars in the metaverse. Avatars can perform a variety of tasks ranging from interactive work, to concerts to playing games, and even collecting NFTs and wearing digital costumes.
The front part of the tableau reflected the glorious culture of the country in the educational environment from ancient times from the Vedas followed by the Gurukul education system, then to universities like Nalanda where thousands of students often came from all over the world. The back section had a brilliant brain-like structure that symbolized innovation and creativity.
The National Education Policy aims to transform the national education system by 2040. NEP 2020, launched on July 29, 2020, presents the vision of India's new education system. It focuses on five pillars: Accessibility, Affordability, Equity, Quality, and Accountability. This is implemented to ensure continuous learning.
Students of different ages presented in the parade, demonstrating the development of exciting skills development and learning while emphasizing the latest technologies such as Augmented reality and virtual reality. The video on the LED screens presented a multi-disciplinary education, research, and innovation, launch, robots, startups, and metaverse. With its out-of-box design and bright colors, it displayed models of children performing science tests and wearing Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, and showed some of the most notable scientists from India.
NEP 2020, is the first education policy to be approved in India in over 30 years, requires significant changes in both school and higher education, preparing the next generation to thrive and compete in the new digital age.
Metaverse is used to describe the concept of future iteration of the internet, made up of shared, 3D virtual spaces. Metaverse can refer to digital spaces that create an immersive environment using virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR).
In December 2021, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that India will play an important role in the development of the metaverse, which he called "the next version of the internet".
“We believe the metaverse will be the successor to the mobile internet. We'll be able to feel present – like we’re right there with people no matter how far apart we actually are.”
- Mark Zuckerberg
Quoting Zuckerberg at Meta's 'Fuel for India' programme, media reports mentioned that a group of India’s talent, engineers, developers, and creators of the country's whole high spirited startup ecosystem is playing a major role in shaping the future.
WoWExp Technologies, India's first metaverse platform, launched an app on the playstore under the name "MiniMeta''. The MiniMeta app is an advanced Augmented Reality (AR) visualization tool that allows you to enjoy and experience AR interactions around the world, which integrates the real world and the digital world together. You just need to scan, tap, and augment. It creates a fantastic and interactive experience that provides an immersive sensory experience that digitally simulates a virtual environment.
The company is also working to build more Metaverse platforms as the industry grows into a trend-setter.
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