No Language will be imposed before Consulting States – The eight member expert committee headed by prominent scientist K. Kasturirangan handed over the draft of National Education Policy to the newly appointed Human Resource Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday, May 31, 2019. The country adopted its education policy in 1986 which was revised in 1992 in lieu of betterment of the country’s education system.The new education policy is coming after a span of 30 years.
The Aim of National Educational Policy is
New amendments suggested by the committee:
Wide outrage by academicians and political parties in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh was raised over the drafted Education policy on which Union external affairs minister S.Jaishankar reiterated to the public that the country respects all the languages and no certain language will be imposed. He further tweeted “The national education policy as submitted to the HRD Minister is only a draft report. Feedback shall be obtained from general public, State governments will be consulted. Only after that the draft report will be finalised. The government of India respects all languages. No language will be imposed,”
Jaishankar told the reporters that, ‘the committee had submitted its report and the draft has been prepared but the government has not yet taken a decision. The decision will only be taken once the feedback on the draft will be received.”
The vice president of the country M.Venkaiah Naidu at the “Industry Academy Interaction for Improvement of Quality of Academics” organised by the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy put his foot forward to make a point to the people not to react hastily and understand the policy and go through the entire report, study and analyze it before jumping to any conclusions.
As the education policy still leaves the nation bewildered about what the final policy will look like the draft is all set to go under transition and emerge as a amendment to the existing policy with more stress being laid on multilingual education and comprehensive education systems for everyone in the country.