New Delhi, Mar 11: Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani left everyone stunned when she communicated with deaf and dumb schoolchildren using sign language.
As per an indiatoday report, "Using hands and facial expressions, she asked a girl student her name. The girl responded immediately that it is Tulsi."
Meanwhile, dismissing concerns that students were being radicalised in certain educational institutions, HRD Minister Smriti Irani today said students are "sensitive" and their patriotism should not be questioned.
However, Irani said "if the member has any specific information about radicalisation happening at educational institutions, the government will look into it."
"Bilkul galat hai (it is completely wrong)" to say that some students are getting radicalised at some educational institutions, she said during Question Hour. Asserting that students are "sensitive and one should not point fingers at their patriotism", she "this kind of accusation should not be made (against students)."
She was replying to a question of Shiv Sena member Shrirang Appa Barne on whether there were any reports of radicalisation of students in certain educational institutions including anti-national and anti-social activities in some of the state-funded higher educational institutes.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan disallowed Barne was naming any institution and asked him to stick to his supplementary.
In her reply, Irani said "details of anti-national, anti-social incidents in state funded higher educational institutions, involving radicalised youth, are not centrally maintained."
(With inputs from agencies)