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Mid-day meal becoming 'poisonous meal': BJP MP

A ruling BJP MP Wednesday embarrassed the government by saying in Lok Sabha that the mid-day meal scheme, sponsored by the Centre, has become "poisonous meal", leading to strong objection from HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

India's multilingualism an asset, says Smriti Irani

Hailing India's 'multilingualism', Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said it was an 'asset' and 'heritage' and that this plurality must be appreciated.

Matribhasha Divas to be celebrated on Saturday

The Ministry of Human Resource Development will celebrate on Saturday the `Matribhasha Divas` with the objective of sensitising people on the need to impart communication skills and proficiency in mother tongue.

Matribhasha Divas to be celebrated today

To sensitise people on the need to impart communication skills and develop proficiency in mother tongue, the government will celebrate Matribhasha Divas on Saturday across the country.

Government suggests activities for promoting Sindhi language

The government has mooted the development of the e-learning curriculum in Sindhi and the uploading of rare books in the national e-library in an attempt to promote the language, an official statement said on Thursday.

23rd New Delhi World Book Fair: An abode for book lovers

One of the world's biggest book fairs, the nine-day New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), that was inguagrated by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani on February 14, will continue till Februay 22 at Pragati Maidan.

Govt brainstorms with RSS affiliates on skill initiative

 Government on Sunday held elaborate discussions with RSS affiliates and other institutions on the Skill India initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Cultural tolerance should be a key part of education: Irani
Cultural tolerance should be a key part of education: Irani

Cultural tolerance and respect for women should be the key in educational models, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said while strongly favouring imparting education that inculcates values and develops good character among students.

Smriti Irani inaugurates IIM Udaipur
Smriti Irani inaugurates IIM Udaipur

 Union Minister Smriti Irani today said a special 'centre for tourism hospitality' will be constructed in the IIM campus here, in which students from across the country, interested in learning hospitality management can enroll themselves.

Christian school vandalism: PM Modi summons Delhi police chief

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday summoned Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi in the wake of vandalisation of a prominent Christian school in South Delhi's Vasant Vihar area and directed him to come down hard against those involved in such attacks.

Christian school vandalism: PM Modi summons Delhi police chief, orders strict action
Christian school vandalism: PM Modi summons Delhi police chief, orders strict action

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday summoned Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi after a “theft” at a convent school in south Delhi.

Attack on Holy Child Auxilium School not vandalism, says principal; police file theft case
Attack on Holy Child Auxilium School not vandalism, says principal; police file theft case

In yet another incident which raises serious concerns over safety of institutions linked to the minorities, a Christian school located in south Delhi's Vasant Vihar was allegedly vandalised by some unknown persons late on Thursday.

Smriti Irani asks students to follow Vivekananda's teachings

 HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday called upon the students to follow the teachings of Swami Vivekananda for character development and nation building.

Irani to speak to parents of school girl who committed suicide

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has taken note of the letter written by parents of a 17-year-old, who allegedly committed suicide last month after being upbraided by her school teachers, and will be speaking to them on the matter shortly.

NCERT to publish book on brave heroes, women achievers
NCERT to publish book on brave heroes, women achievers

The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has said that it will ask the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to publish 'Veergatha', a book on brave heroes, in consultation with the Ministry of Defence.

Irani asks NCERT to prepare book on martyrs
Irani asks NCERT to prepare book on martyrs

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti irani Tuesday directed the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to compile a book on martyrs, who have sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom.

Cong would have taken 60 years for what BJP did in 7 months: Irani

Attacking both Congress and AAP, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday claimed that what the BJP has achieved in the last 7 months the 'grand old party' would have taken 60 years to do so, and accused the 'newest party' of "running away" after being voted to power.

 Programme undertaken to help one lakh kids resume their education: Smriti Irani
Programme undertaken to help one lakh kids resume their education: Smriti Irani

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said the Rotary Club of India has partnered with her ministry to help one lakh children, who had stopped going to school due to various reasons, to continue with their education.

Govt launches consultations for drafting of new education policy
Govt launches consultations for drafting of new education policy

The government Monday launched the exhaustive exercise for holding consultations aimed at the drafting of a new national education policy and invited suggestions and discussions towards that end.