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Jun 03, 2019
MHRD revises National Education Policy draft amid uproar over imposition of Hindi; new version advocates 3-language formulaThe revision to the draft comes after many politicians and citizens slammed the government for imposing Hindi, in an alleged attempt to ‘homogenise’ the diverse linguistic fabric of the country which consists of many regional languages, especially down south where they have a prominent presence as a part of the Dravidian identity.
Jun 27, 2018
Over 43% of Indians name Hindi as their mother tongue, reveals Census data; Bengali, Marathi, Telugu in top 4Hindi was entered as the mother tongue by a larger percentage of Indians in the 2011 Census in comparison to the 2001 edition, states the latest language data made public on Tuesday
Oct 14, 2017
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu says pragmatic policy needed to encourage mother tongues in schoolsCalling languages as soul of society, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that India should have a pragmatic policy to encourage mother tongues at early stages of school.
Sep 19, 2017
Indians should speak in their mother tongue more, less in English: Venkaiah NaiduFavouring promotion of Indian culture and heritage and not looking towards the West, vice president M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday urged people speaking the same language to communicate in their mother tongue instead of in English.
Apr 30, 2017
Hindi debate: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rejects DMK's charge of language impositionUnion minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday assured there would be no imposition of Hindi and lashed out at the DMK for accusing the Centre of "wanton thrusting" of the language.
Sep 04, 2016
English or mother tongue in schools? A difficult question for PM Modi under RSS pressureIn Gujarat, the RSS has blocked teaching of English in government schools till Class V, by when it is too late. Modi's solution, which he explained to me, was to have some subjects taught in Gujarati and others in English.
Apr 02, 2015
The politics of language: Only-Kannada policy of Karnataka is a gift to private school cartelsThe politics of language in schools is back yet again — this time in Karnataka. The state government on Tuesday amended the Right To Education (RTE) Act to make Kannada the mandatory medium of instruction from classes one to five. Through another bill, the Kannada Language Learning Bill, the government has also made learning Kannada mandatory from classes one to ten.
Apr 01, 2015
Karnataka govt makes Kannada medium compulsory: Here's why it is a terrible ideaThere have been several instances when Kannada medium students have struggled to cope with their studies after shifting to English medium either at the secondary or high school level.
Mar 15, 2015
Impart education in mother tongue: RSS tells BJP govt in Centre and statesRSS on Sunday asked the BJP-led Union government and those in states to impart education in the mother tongue of students or constitutionally recognised state languages, saying those educated in a foreign language get "alienated" from their culture and tradition.
Jan 21, 2015
English useful but no substitute for mother tongue as medium of instruction: UP GovernorUttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has favoured the use of "mother tongue" as the medium of instruction up to the secondary level instead of English.