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Prakash Javadekar assumes charge as Human Resource Development Minister

Updated: Jul 07, 2016 12:50 IST

New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday took charge of office of Minister of Human Resource and Development here today.

Interacting with the media persons, he stressed that his ministry's mission will be to provide quality education for all, thereby transforming life, especially that of poor.

Javadekar had yesterday taken oath as the Cabinet Minister.

Javadekar reiterated that he and his colleagues in the Ministry will work as 'Team HRD' to fulfill the aspirations of the nation.

Reminding his stint in the state planning board, he assured collaboration with all the states to ensure the success of education system in India.

"Team HRD will address all the issues and great opportunities will be unlocked for education sector in India," he added.

After the interaction with the media, he took introductory meeting with the officials of the ministry.

Before assuming the office of Ministry of HRD, he was serving as the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change as independent Charge.

Prior to this, he was serving as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting as independent charge as well as Parliamentary Affairs.

He comes with immense experience as a parliamentarian who has been elected to Rajya Sabha from 2008 onwards and served in numerous Parliamentary Committees.

He also excelled in his role as National Spokeperson for BJP from 2005 onwards.

He had proved himself in his state also as Member of Maharshtra Legislative Council between 1990-2002 and was executive president of State Planning Board during 1997-99.

Hailing from Pune, his political life started as a student activist in the struggle against Emergency during which he was imprisoned for 16 months.

He had been working with Bank of Maharashtra before he entered fulltime. (ANI)