New education policy will be cooperative federalist in spirit: Smriti Irani

new education policy

New Delhi: The new education policy which is under consideration will be cooperative federalist in spirit. Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said while addressing a session at ‘Agenda Aaj Tak’.

The process of consultation on new education policy has followed the spirit of cooperative federalism,

The minister said ‘No detention’ policy in schools was also being discussed as it has its own “challenges”.

Asked about the introduction of the Bhagavad Gita in schools, Irani remarked that she teaches her kids the Gita herself and does not rely upon the schools for it.

The first school for kids is their home with parents as teachers. It’s not fair to say only school has a role in (a) child’s development,

Responding to a question on many writers and leaders pointing to a rising “intolerance” in the country, she said the individuals returning awards never did the same when they were instances of violence when Congress was in power. (IANS)