Employment is not the only objective of education, building life skills and personality development are also important, said Prakash Javadekar, the new Union Human Resources Development Minister.

“There are 12-13 crore children in primary and secondary level. I, along with the two Ministers of State, will work like a team to provide good quality education to all,” Javadekar, who took charge on Thursday, told reporters here.

Remembering his stint in the State Planning board, he assured collaboration with all the States to ensure the success of the education system in India. Team HRD will address all the issues and great opportunities will be unlocked for the education sector in India, he added.

On the issue of doing away with the ‘no detention policy’ in the upcoming new education policy, he said he will look into the matter and hold discussions.

Before assuming the new office, he was serving as Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change as independent Charge. Prior to that, he served as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting as independent charge as well as Parliamentary Affairs.         

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