Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that views of all ideological sections are needed for the formulation of a New Education Policy (NEP) even as he emphasised on encouraging research and innovation for sustainable development.

He was speaking at an event organised by RSS linked body Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal (BSM) and pro-BJP think tank Bharat Niti here on issues related to NEP where several speakers pitched for encouraging Sanskrit.

The HRD minister shared his vision of education should be accessible, affordable, high quality and encouraging research and innovation.

“We need views from all ideologies. We need each and every suggestion because I believe education is a national mission to take the country ahead,” Javadekar said.

Javadekar said there was even speculation even over his attending the event and there were news reports about it.  He, however, added that in a democracy different views can exist.

“After all what we need is good education which can provide a strong foundation for life” he said.

Source: Times of India