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New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked schools to consider using Indian languages as an alternative medium to promote multilingual education. The Ministry of Education and the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) have taken measures to provide education in multiple languages under the National Education Policy 2020, following which CBSE has asked its schools to collaborate with each other to utilize the available resources and make them suitable for multilingual education.
CBSE schools had only English and Hindi medium option
CBSE schools have been given the option of imparting education in regional and mother tongue from pre-primary to class 12th. Let us tell you that till now CBSE schools had only English and Hindi medium option, unlike state board schools. CBSE says that their move is in line with NEP. CBSE has contacted its schools across the country in this regard. CBSE has asked all its affiliated schools to provide the option of teaching in the regional language or mother tongue, whenever possible, up to class 5. Schools have been asked to make efforts to increase it from 5th to 8th and beyond.
NCERT text books will be available in regional languagesAccording to the Union Ministry of Education, NCERT text books to be taught in the school will be available in the regional languages of India. According to the Ministry of Education, it is planned to make these text books available in 22 different languages of India. New NCERT textbooks will be developed in 22 languages included in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The purpose of this important project of the Ministry of Education is to provide education to students across the country in their own regional or mother tongue. An important meeting has also been held in the Ministry on the subject of making books available in regional languages. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan presided over the meeting.
Need to make it a mass movement: Education MinisterNew textbooks based on the new National Curriculum Framework and NEP 2020 and many other important topics were discussed. Let us tell you that in the past, the Union Education Minister has asked to develop textbooks in 22 languages included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution. This will be in line with the perspective of the National Education Policy-2020 to provide multilingual education. he/she also said that the teaching-learning material ‘Jadui Pitara’ developed by NCERT will be taken forward to reach every school in the form of Open Learning Resources. The Union Education Minister said that there is a need to make it a mass movement.
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