The Hon’ble Vice President of India, Mr M Venkaiah Naidu has said that Mother tongue should be the mode of instruction in schools at least in the Primary levels. He added that the aim of inclusive and sustainable development should be united by the Languages in India rather than making a divide.
The vice president has said there shout be not an imposition or opposition of any Language. A multi-pronged approach must be made for language development and improvement and suggested rethinking and reinvention on the language education pan India. Addressing in the Golden Jubilee Ceremonies in the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) at Mysuru, Karnataka, he said that the country must start making the mother tongues the medium of instruction in schools, at the primary level at least.
The Vice-President pointed at multiple research reports released by various research groups worldwide which said that education in mother tongue helps to make students more constructive, logical and creative in their life by catalysing their mental growth, Naidu said that the students should be taught multiple languages for developing a more vast outlook.
Naidu appreciated the new draft education policies that put emphasis on education in home languages, mother languages and also the tribal and sign languages.
The new draft education policy has pointed out that the children in their early stages have higher multilingual abilities which should be nurtured in the primary stages. Naidu has expressed his hope that more people would start using their native languages not only in-home and communities but also in meetings and official task. A sense of pride should be incorporated in the language and their legacies among the speakers to encourage them.
Hailing multi-lingual approach to develop good governance in India, Naidu said that the languages should play an integral role in the overall development of the country.
The vice president said that we should develop, preserve and propagate the multiple languages in India and develop a multilingual approach among the people to encourage better understanding nature for each other among the countrymen.
Naidu has expressed his concerns that 196 languages and dialects are identified as endangered in the country and we should not let the number increase. He suggested thorough practice and use of native languages to preserve them for a longer-term.
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