New Delhi: Newly-elevated Cabinet minister Prakash Javadekar will on Thursday take charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).
Javadekar replaces Smriti Irani, who after serving as the HRD minister for two years, took charge of the Ministry of Textiles yesterday. He is the only Minister of State to be elevated to cabinet rank in Tuesday's reshuffle.
Javadekar on Wednesday said improving the quality of education was the "biggest challenge".
"Education provide meaning and value to life. The biggest challenge today is to improve the quality of education. Every parent works hard to send their children to school. Their only desire is that the children should get the quality education," Javadekar said.
"Our job is to provide quality education and I'm hopeful that we will achieve it with the support of everyone. Modiji has a vision about education and we will work towards it."
The minister said education touches the "heart" of every individual and is not limited to a particular caste, creed or religion.