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Scrap English requirement in educational institutions: RSS wing SSUN tells HRD

The recommendations are the medium of instruction from elementary to higher levels in schools should be the mother tongue, not any foreign language

RSS-affiliated Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN) leaders have met HRD minister Prakash Javadekar regarding their new recommendations in the education sector.

The recommendations are the medium of instruction from elementary to higher levels in schools should be the mother tongue.

Foreign languages should not be offered as an alternative to any Indian language at the school level. English should no longer be mandatory at any level. All research works must be linked to “national requirements” and projects that do not meet this condition should not get UGC scholarships. References that insult Indian culture, tradition, sects, thoughts, eminent personalities and offer wrong explanations must be removed from textbooks at all levels.

An October 14 email from an HRD official, acknowledging the SSUN suggestions, revealed that the ministry had noted down all recommendations and they would discuss those at the time of formation of new education policy.

The SSUN asked the government to “immediately provide facilities to introduce education in Indian languages in English-medium institutions like IIT, IIM and NIT”, and “take legal action” against schools that prevent students from speaking in their mother tongue.

Athul Kothari, a veteran RSS pracharak, founder of SSUN and an invitee member of the Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini met Javadekar to discuss these new recommendations, some sources reported.

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