Meghalaya : Newly-Constructed “Kendriya Vidyalaya Hindi Sansthan” Will Propagate Hindi Among Northeast Youth; Says Union Education Minister

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The Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan

 

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Union Minister for Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday acknowledged the diversity of culture, language and tradition of this nation, and asserted the significance of propagating Hindi language among youth of Meghalaya and Northeastern regions.

While addressing the gathering during the inauguration of newly-constructed building of “Kendriya Hindi Sansthan” at Mawdiangdiang, East Khasi Hills on Sunday, the Union Education Minister asserted that concerned institute will benefit Hindi faculties, and people willing to learn and conduct researches in the language.

Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister asserted that National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) is a visionary approach to transform the education landscape of the country, thereby emphasizing the significance of imparting education in Mother language at the primary level.

The Minister further added that technology should be used extensively to preserve and enrich native languages so that people can utilize internet in respect to their native languages, thereby propagating their rich culture and tradition.

Such practices will encourage innovation and creativity among the youths and may show light to world about many relevant issues concerning the people, stated the Minister.

“There are many things to learn from this region, it has a very rich heritage and is strong in natural resources. There has been many good educational institutions coming up in this region including IIM’s new campus.” – asserted the Minister.

Adding further, “I have been informed that Meghalaya has around the 3.5 lakh college going students and it is the collective responsibility everyone to build a conducive environment to ensure their quality education, skilling, raising their employability capability and imbibing inside them the value of fundamental research. The first step towards this effort would be to simplify the process of learning languages”.

The minister also referred that North East Region has nearly 180 languages and dialects spoken by various tribes and community and it is the mandate of the NEP to develop and preserve this heritage.

In the days to come Kendriya Hindi Sansthan and English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) will function as a Centre of Excellence and will work with the Government of Meghalaya to preserve and enrich Khasi, Garo and Jaintia languages with the help of technology, the Minister added.

Besides, the Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma suggested youth to provide significant importance to the Hindi language, as it will enhance career opportunities, and break the linguistic barrier.