India’s new National Education Policy (NEP 2020) places heavy emphasis on developing each student’s ‘creative potential’. It adheres to the idea that the purpose of education should not only be to develop cognitive abilities, but also to develop emotional, social, and ethical abilities and dispositions. It endeavours to sustainably convert India into a dynamic, egalitarian, and enlightened knowledge society of creative, inventive, and global people who possess skills for the future. Against this backdrop, the current investigation sheds light on the affordances, conflicts, and unsolved problems that must be addressed to make schools and higher educational institutions more holistic, immersive, integrated, learner- centered, discussion-based, discovery-oriented, inquiry-driven, and adaptable. Using strategies unique to each academic field, this study investigates pedagogies and provides guidance on what students, teachers, and researchers must do to bring positive social change at a time when the environmental, political, and humanitarian crisis is at an all-time high.