naidu: Drive to protect mother tongues should become people's movement: Naidu | India News

naidu: Drive to protect mother tongues should become people’s movement: Naidu | India News


CHENNAI: Observing a fundamental bond of language unification, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that the campaign to protect and preserve the mother tongue should be a movement of the people of the country. Speaking on the occasion of International Mother Language Day under the auspices of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, he practically said, “If we lose our mother tongue, we will lose our identity.”
Languages ​​should be adapted to the changing needs of the times and creative and innovative ways should be found to promote them among the younger generation, he said.
Children should be encouraged to learn the subtleties of language through games and activities, he stressed on the need to improve scientific and technical terminology in Indian language.
Describing languages ​​as the bearers of our cultural heritage, Naidu said that language is the most important, unseen thread that connects the past with the present.
“Our languages ​​are thus the storehouse of our combined knowledge and wisdom that we have accumulated over thousands of years … I prefer not to use the word ‘regional language’. I suggest that we refer to them all as ‘Indian languages’ – their equal It refers to dignity and individual identity, “he said.
He also expressed happiness that NEP-2020 encourages the use of mother tongue in schools and colleges and seeks to ‘Indianize’ our education system as a whole, value-based and inclusive.
Appreciating this approach, he called on the states to implement the policy word for word.
“I have always maintained that in order to truly incorporate education we must offer technical courses in the mother tongue. I am glad that many institutions are taking steps in this direction,” said the vice president.
Naidu called upon the state governments to take active part in the implementation of Indian language in all walks of life and to develop the mother tongue as the language of administration and medium of instruction. He was in favor of learning the language as much as possible.
Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Geology M Ravichandran, Former Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, Prof. Girishwar Mishra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Geology, Indira Murthy and others were present at the virtual event.



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