New education policy to be cooperative federalist: Smriti Irani

New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said the new education policy which is under consideration will be cooperative federalist in spirit.

“The process of consultation on new education policy has followed the spirit of cooperative federalism,” Irani said addressing a session at ‘Agenda Aaj Tak’ being organised here in the city.

The minister said ‘No detention’ policy in schools was also being discussed as it has its own “challenges”.
Asked about introduction of 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 child’s development,” she said.

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.