The students of Kendriya Vidyalayas and CBSE affiliated schools will soon have to study Hindi till class 10. The HRD Ministry is yet to respond to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) suggestion.
After President Pranab Mukherjee give in- principle approval” to a suggestion of a parliamentary panel, the students of Kendriya Vidyalayas and CBSE affiliated schools may have to study Hindi till class 10. The HRD Ministry is yet to respond to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) suggestion.
As per an HT report, according to the presidential order, the Centre should draw up the policy to make Hindi a compulsory subject in consultation with states. A copy of the same is available on the website of the department of official languages.
Hindi in schools can be an emotive subject as most states in India are drawn along linguistics lines. The choice of languages to be taught in schools varies from state to state. States such as Tamil Nadu have witnessed violent protests against Hindi, the official language of the Indian government.
Last year, the CBSE recommended a three-language formula — English and any two Indian languages — to be expanded to classes 9 and 10. While Hindi is the likely choice for north India, in other parts, states are expected to pick from any of the 22 Indian languages recognised by the Constitution.
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- Another recommendation which wanted a minimum knowledge of Hindi to be one of the preconditions for a government job was turned down by the President
- The committee of parliament on official languages made 117 suggestions to encourage the use of Hindi and most of these have been accepted by the President. One of them calls for fixing the broadcast duration of Hindi programmes on all Doordarshan centres and All India Radio stations
- The panel also requested all the dignitaries to deliver their speeches in Hindi if they can read and speak the language. Mukherjee has also accepted the recommendation that said the government, wherever possible, should give all adve