EDUCATION

Hindi Should Be Compulsory Till Class 8 : New Education Policy

Mumbai : In order to implement the “India-centric” and “scientific” system of learning in schools, a draft report was prepared by the nine-member K Kasturirangan Samiti on New Education Policy (NEP) which stated that  Hindi be made mandatory till Class 8 across the country. Whereas in the non-hindi-speaking states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, West Bengal Hindi is not compulsory.

According to Indian Express report, the key recommendations in the draft prepared said, “Adhere strictly to the three-language formula with Hindi mandatory till Class 8 across the country, ensure a uniform syllabus nationwide for Science and Maths, develop a script in Devanagari for tribal dialects, and promote education based on hunar (skill)”.

The draft report was submitted to the Human Resource Development Minister last year in December before it’s tenure end. “We have sought a meeting with the HRD Minister to hand over the report formally,” a member of the committee said anonymously.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “The committee’s report is ready and the members have sought an appointment. I will get the report after the Parliament session.”

As per sources, “There is no logic to keep varied syllabus in different states for Class 12, subjects like Science and Mathematics as both subjects are taught compare to other due to which the syllabus should be same  in all states.”

NEP has advocated either has no script or are written in the Roman script due to the influence of missionaries. The NEP says that Devanagari will be developed as a script for these dialects. It says that we need an India-centric education system,” sources added

(With Agency Inputs)

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