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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking on the steps taken in this year's Budget for the education sector through video conferencing in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)

Need to work to overcome language barriers for allowing talent to flourish: PM

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PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 06:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said work needs to be done on a mission mode to overcome linguistic barriers in the education system so that the talent of those from rural areas and the poor is allowed to flourish.
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Naveen Patnaik’s cabinet in Odisha adopted a resolution urging the Centre to implement all the recommendations of MS Swaminathan Commission on MSP for all crops.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Naveen Patnaik’s cabinet in Odisha adopted a resolution urging the Centre to implement all the recommendations of MS Swaminathan Commission on MSP for all crops.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurates hostels for ST/SC students

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PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:20 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated hostels for scheduled tribe (ST) and scheduled caste (SC) students in the state.
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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu at an interaction with the media persons, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu at an interaction with the media persons, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Naidu bats for use of mother tongue as medium of instruction at primary level

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PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 10:07 PM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called for making mother tongue the primary medium of instruction, at least until class 5.
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**EDS: VIDEO GRAB FROM OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF PM MODI** New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the 125th anniversary celebrations of �Prabuddha Bharata�, a monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order, started by Swami Vivekananda, through video conferencing, in New Delhi, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_31_2021_000174B)(PTI)
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB FROM OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF PM MODI** New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the 125th anniversary celebrations of �Prabuddha Bharata�, a monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order, started by Swami Vivekananda, through video conferencing, in New Delhi, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_31_2021_000174B)(PTI)

Modi wants one medical, tech institute in each state to teach in mother tongue

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PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 12:05 PM IST
Modi wants one medical college, tech institute in each state to teach in mother tongue
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday he has a dream of setting up at least one medical college and a technical institution in each state that will impart education in the local language.(ANI File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday he has a dream of setting up at least one medical college and a technical institution in each state that will impart education in the local language.(ANI File)

Modi pitches for teaching in local language by medical colleges, tech institutes

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 04:04 PM IST
PM Modi said this will improve medical services in remote areas as more and more doctors will be able to reach out to people in their mother tongue and understand their problems.
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Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.(ANI file)
Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.(ANI file)

Education Ministry sets up task force for preparing roadmap on technical education in mother tongue

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 10:20 AM IST
The decision was taken by the minister at a high-level meeting chaired by him.
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JEE Main to be conducted in more regional languages from next year(ANI)
JEE Main to be conducted in more regional languages from next year(ANI)

JEE (Main) to be held in more languages: Nishank

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 09:06 PM IST
The Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday announced that Joint Admission Board (JAB) will conduct the Joint Entrance Exam Main (JEE Main) exams in more regional languages of India from next year.
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Representational image. (HT file)

Teaching up to class 5 in mother tongue, regional language: School principals have varied views

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2020 03:58 PM IST
As per the new National Education Policy (NEP), the medium of instruction until at least class 5, but preferably till class 8 and beyond, will be the home language, mother tongue, local language and regional language.
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Many experts feel that while NEP talks of social inequalities at length, its political and economic goals are diffused. It is now important for the government to get state governments on board, and allow a full-fledged discussion in Parliament on the policy(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Many experts feel that while NEP talks of social inequalities at length, its political and economic goals are diffused. It is now important for the government to get state governments on board, and allow a full-fledged discussion in Parliament on the policy(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

On education, a positive blueprint

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 07:47 PM IST
NEP promises reforms. The challenge is implementation
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New Education Policy 2020.(HT file )
New Education Policy 2020.(HT file )

New Education Policy moots local language as mother tongue as language of instruction “wherever possible”

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2020 05:36 PM IST
New Education Policy 2020: The policy document states that since children learn and grasp non-trivial concepts more quickly in their home language, which is often the mother tongue, it should be preferably the medium of instruction.
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Where is home? Homer’s Odysseus said, “Where shall a man find sweetness to surpass his own home…? Not in far lands, though he build a house of gold.” Pictured here, Odyssey and his wife Penelope on his return to Ithaca after 10 years. Illustration after John Flaxman.(Getty Images)
Where is home? Homer’s Odysseus said, “Where shall a man find sweetness to surpass his own home…? Not in far lands, though he build a house of gold.” Pictured here, Odyssey and his wife Penelope on his return to Ithaca after 10 years. Illustration after John Flaxman.(Getty Images)

Lockdown Diaries: Home by Ruth Vanita

By Ruth Vanita | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 05:47 PM IST
Home is the place one feels driven to return to when the sky is falling
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House passes resolution for making Punjabi compulsory till Class 10

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Moved by minister Channi, the resolution was supported by opposition AAP and SAD.
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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu during the inauguration of the 10th edition of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu during the inauguration of the 10th edition of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

Venkaiah Naidu urges youngsters to take part in nation building

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2020 02:19 AM IST
Speaking at the 10th edition of the Indian Student Parliament organised by the MIT-School of Government, Naidu called politics a vehicle for serving the people.
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said India is known for unity in diversity, pluralistic ethos and peaceful co-existence of all religion(PTI)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said India is known for unity in diversity, pluralistic ethos and peaceful co-existence of all religion(PTI)

India known for peaceful co-existence of all religions: Venkaiah Naidu

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 08:22 PM IST
This ethos should be nurtured and there should be no discrimination based on gender or differences between people, he said while addressing a global meet of Rotary International here.
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)

Need for digital content in Indian languages, says Vice President Naidu

By Press Trust of India | Jabalpur (MP)
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 08:48 AM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu called for sustained efforts to increase digital literacy with special focus at the school and college level.
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Special sitting of Vidhan Sabha on Punjabi language on Feb 20: Channi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patiala, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 11:21 PM IST
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Republic Day is celebrated each year.(TikTok)
Republic Day is celebrated each year.(TikTok)

Republic Day 2020: TikTok invites people to wish in their mother tongue and use hasgtag ‘Desh Ki Bhasa’

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 05:17 PM IST
Republic Day 2020: This year India will celebrate its 71st Republic Day.
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Learning to respect another’s point of view

By Rajan Kapoor | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:29 PM IST
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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu.(HT file)
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu.(HT file)

Vice President for national movement to promote Indian languages

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu opined that the efforts to preserve Indian languages should begin at the primary school level and called for providing basic schooling in a child’s mother tongue.
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)

Enable children to learn languages without ignoring mother tongue, says Venkaiah Naidu

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2019 10:04 AM IST
Speaking at the 30 Years of the ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’ (CRC), Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu called for a special focus on the mother tongue.
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Vice President Naidu was addressing an event organised by the RSS-linked Sanskrit Bharati.(PTI file)
Vice President Naidu was addressing an event organised by the RSS-linked Sanskrit Bharati.(PTI file)

Medium of teaching upto class 10 should be in mother tongue of students, says Vice President Naidu

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 11:07 AM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Nadu said the medium of teaching up to class X should be the mother tongue of the student and urged the government to take steps in this regard.
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Mithali Raj(Twitter)
Mithali Raj(Twitter)

‘Above all I’m a proud Indian,’ Mithali Raj shuts up troll criticising her

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 12:41 PM IST
Mithali Raj, who hails from Tamil Nadu was criticised by a fan who believed the India women’s ODI captain ignores her mother tongue and only speaks in English, Hindi and Telegu
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Vice President Naidu said promoting the mother tongue was important as it is always attacked first by colonial rulers(ANI Photo)
Vice President Naidu said promoting the mother tongue was important as it is always attacked first by colonial rulers(ANI Photo)

Vice president Naidu says mother tongue vital for survival of civilisation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 01:09 AM IST
VP Venkaiah Naidu said every country must encourage their children to study primarily in the mother tongue.
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All efforts should be made to preserve, promote and propagate Indian languages because, when a language dies, it leads to a loss of cultural identity, Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday.(PTI)
All efforts should be made to preserve, promote and propagate Indian languages because, when a language dies, it leads to a loss of cultural identity, Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday.(PTI)

Efforts should be made to promote Indian languages, says Venkaiah Naidu

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Naidu was speaking at a ceremony where he presented the prestigious Saraswati Samman award,conferred by the KK Birla Foundation, to Telegu poet K Siva Reddy for his collection of poems titled Pakkaki Ottigilite (Turning Aside While Lying Down).
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In Mumbai, language matters less than survival instinct and swagger(Representational photo)
In Mumbai, language matters less than survival instinct and swagger(Representational photo)

Mumbai’s many tongues and linguistic swagger

By Smruti Koppikar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 01:48 AM IST
What else is Bambaiyya Hindi if not a unique, grammar-free, syntax-free and reference-free mix of Marathi, Gujarati, even Urdu mixed with Hindi? It is voiced by Bollywood characters on the screen but the dialect – it is that, a dialect – is heard zillions of times more on the streets of Mumbai.
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Home minister Amit Shah answered critics over the language row in Ranchi, Jharkhand while addressing the day long Hindustan Purvoday 2019 summit.(HT Photo)
Home minister Amit Shah answered critics over the language row in Ranchi, Jharkhand while addressing the day long Hindustan Purvoday 2019 summit.(HT Photo)

‘Hindi as a second language’: Amit Shah explains remark that set up huge row

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 03:09 AM IST
Amit Shah said he never asked for imposing Hindi over other regional languages and had only requested for learning Hindi as the second language after one’s mother tongue.
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At a function to celebrate Hindi Diwas in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan, Amit Shah said the government would celebrate Hindi Saptah (week) publicly from 2020(PTI)
At a function to celebrate Hindi Diwas in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan, Amit Shah said the government would celebrate Hindi Saptah (week) publicly from 2020(PTI)

Row after Amit Shah says Hindi can be nation’s common language

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:26 AM IST
At a function to celebrate Hindi Diwas in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan, Shah said the government would celebrate Hindi Saptah (week) publicly from 2020 and the language would reach monumental heights by the 2024 general elections.
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Home Minister Amit Shah presents an award to author Ashok Chakradhar during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.(PTI)
Home Minister Amit Shah presents an award to author Ashok Chakradhar during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.(PTI)

What RSS said about Hindi as a national language 50 years ago

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The RSS, the BJP’s ideological fount, too has campaigned for promotion of Indian languages for a long time, but has been careful to avoid being seen as a campaigner to make Hindi a unifying language or according it the status of a national language.
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Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Hindi Divas is observed to mark the decision of the Constituent Assembly to extend official language status to Hindi on this day in 1949(PTI Photo)
Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Hindi Divas is observed to mark the decision of the Constituent Assembly to extend official language status to Hindi on this day in 1949(PTI Photo)

‘This is India not Hindia’: Tamil Nadu parties reject Amit Shah’s views on Hindi as a national unifier

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 10:01 PM IST
Union home Minister Amit Shah’s comments that people should increase the use of their mother tongue and also use Hindi to realise the dreams of Bapu (Mahatam Gandhi) and iron man Sardar Patel has stoked a controversy
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At 15, she knew she wanted to go the hip-hop way and wanted to make people believe in themselves through her music.(Aalok Soni)
At 15, she knew she wanted to go the hip-hop way and wanted to make people believe in themselves through her music.(Aalok Soni)

My culture is in my art: Rapper Raja Kumari

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Rapper Raja Kumari says that Bollywood was her window to learning about the Indian culture in America. Interestingly, she had a cameo in this years’ critically-acclaimed hit music drama Gully Boy.
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