NEW POLICY TO PROTECT INDIAN LANGUAGES
20, Jun 2019
Prelims level : Governance Mains level : GS II- Government Policies and Interventions for Development in Various Sectors and Issues Arising out of Their Design and Implementation
- Rashtriya Siksha Ayog has been proposed to be set up under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister.
- The member of draft New Education Policy Prof.M K Sridhar said that the new policy protects the Indian languages which are on the verge of extinction.
- The new policy will put education on the pedestal of evaluation and performance and lay emphasis on teachers’ education.
- The United Nations declared the International Mother Language Day (February 21) the founders of the Indian Constitution gave top priority to teaching in mother tongues’, enabling the child to develop its full potential.
- This concept is in total agreement with the 2017 theme of United Nations World Mother Language Day “to develop the potential of multilingual education to be acknowledged in education, administrative systems, cultural expression and cyber space”.
- In 1956 reorganisation of states in India was carried out with linguistic boundaries that had its own script. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the then home minister played key role in formation and amalgamation of states based on linguistic attributes.