Prime Minister Over ‘Mother Tongue’ In ‘Mann Ki Baat’
Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi on Sunday talked about the necessity of our ‘Mother Tongue’ in shaping the country’s future. He also focused the attention on this year being declared as the ‘International mother tongue year’ by the United Nations Council for noticing the importance of our mother tongue in the development of the nation.
He also appreciated the Rang people of the Uttrakhand region in Daruchula for their persistent efforts to protect their common language ‘Ranglo’ and stated them as an example for the others. There are many Whatsapp groups in support of their common language and are working hard to not let the people forget it.
He also assured that the country’s development is only possible with the use of our native and the language common in speaking. People should not fear or feel shame to use their native language at higher levels. The nation could develop only if all the people come together to support and promote their common language.
Amidst all this, the Andhra Pradesh government has made the English language to be compulsory in public schools. The government has called the schools to mention the English language as compulsory from the 2020-21 academic year to the 1st to 8th grade, the class II to the 10 to 2021-22 academic year, and the tenth grade in 2022-23.