New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Saturday that “education in mother tongue” is “initiating a new form of justice for students in India” and is “a significant step towards social justice,” emphasizing that the greatest injustice to any student is to be evaluated on the basis of language rather than ability.
Speaking to a crowd at the Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam’s official opening in New Delhi’s Bharat Mandapam, the prime minister emphasized that many industrialized countries really have an advantage because of their native languages. Using Europe as an example, Modi claimed that the majority of nations speak their own native tongues.
The children of the rural areas continued to be the most affected because “in India, despite a variety of distinguished languages, they were presented as a sign of backwardness, and those who could not speak English were neglected and their talents were not recognized,” he added.
He claimed that the nation has started to reject this idea, nevertheless. “Even at the UN, I speak in the Indian language,” he said.
At the occasion, which also celebrated the third anniversary of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, Modi also unveiled curriculum books for education and skills that had been translated into 12 Indian languages.
According to him, classes would now be offered in Indian languages, covering everything from social science to engineering.
He said, “Those who try to politicize language for their own selfish goals will now have to shut their businesses. When pupils feel confident in a language, their abilities and aptitude will emerge without any constraints.
During the following 25 years of Amrit Kaal, he exhorted the crowd of students to be free from the “mentality of slavery” and to stay open to new ideas.
The PM SHRI (Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India) Scheme’s first instalment of Rs 630 crore, which would benefit 6207 schools, was also released by the Prime Minister on this occasion.
India makes a significant effort to promote equity among the many criteria for high-quality education, he claimed. “Equality in education means that no child is deprived of education due to place, class, or region,” he stated, mentioning how the program is upgrading thousands of schools.
He mentioned the expansion of two IIT campuses in Zanzibar and Abu Dhabi and said that the number of Indian universities is rising in all international rankings.
He continued, “Many other nations are also pleading with us to establish IIT campuses within their own nations.”
He said that two Australian universities are soon to create campuses in Gujarat’s GIFT City, indicating that many international universities are also prepared to establish campuses in India as a result of the good developments occurring in the educational environment.
The last similar event was held in the recently opened Rudraksha Convention Center in Varanasi, and this one is being hosted at the Capital’s freshly opened Bharat Mandapam Convention Center, according to the Prime Minister.
“The journey of Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam, the fusion of ancient and modern, from the Rudraksha of Kashi to the modern Bharat Mandapam, contains a hidden message.”
India’s educational system, on the one hand, retains its long-standing traditions. On the other hand, he pointed out, the nation is developing quickly in the areas of science and technology.