New Education Policy: Not Making Hindi Language Compulsory for Students, Says Prakash Javadekar
Prakash Javadekar (Image: PTI/File)

New Delhi, January 10: Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday denied reports of making the Hindi language compulsory in the New Education Policy.

"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," Javadekar tweeted. Make Hindi Compulsory Till Class 8: Committee on New Education Policy to HRD Ministry.

Javadekar's clarification comes in the wake of a media report suggesting that the Central government is planning to make Hindi compulsory for students till Class VIII in the New Education Policy.