Hindi not compulsory in New Education Policy: Prakash Javadekar

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Prakash Javadekar

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar has denied the reports of making the Hindi language compulsory in the New Education Policy (NEP).

In a clarification posted on Twitter, the HRD minister wrote, “The Committee on New Education Policy in its draft report has not recommended making any language compulsory. This clarification is necessitated in the wake of mischievous and misleading report in a section of the media. @narendramodi @PMOIndia.

On Thursday, various media houses claimed that the Central Government is planning to make the Hindi Language compulsory in the New Education Policy after which Javadekar tweeted denying all the claims.

In his tweet, the minister also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister’s Office.

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Various media reported that the K Kasturirangan committee on the New Education Policy prepared a report and suggested a three-language formula with Hindi mandatory till Class 8.

The Union government on Thursday also said that it will soon make the draft report of the New Education Policy public.


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