he Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal, has virtually inaugurated Hindi Centre building in Hyderabad to work in accordance with the New Education Policy.
Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal virtually inaugurated the newly constructed building of the Hyderabad regional centre of the Central Institute of Hindi, Agra. The Chairman of the programme was CH Malla Reddy, Minister of Labour, Employment, Women and Child Development, Government of Telangana. Many scholars from across the country and students participated in the programme.
Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurates Central Institute of Hindi in Hyderabad
“We are all realizing the dream of Gandhi in which we have to further empower the 22 languages of the country which are included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution and the important responsibility of connecting them is on Hindi. This will probably be a language with more than 9 lakh words and this power is definitely coming from its relationship with these 22 languages of the country,” Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said.
New Education Policy and role of languages
“In the new education policy, we have come up with education in mother tongue. Language is not the word, but the spirit. In language, there is tradition, culture, life and value,” the Union HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal, added.
Hyderabad Centre Institute of Hindi and connection with Mahatma Gandhi
The Hyderabad Centre building has been inaugurated on the land of Padma Bhushan Moturi Satyanarayan, who was an ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi, he said. Mahatma Gandhi said that all our languages are the same and we have to empower all of them including Hindi that connects all languages.
Why language has a special role in NEP?
Ramesh Pokhriyal mentioned that many countries have provided education in the mother tongue, including Germany, France, Japan, Israel etc. Using their mother tongue, these countries have made great progress in the field of research and technology.
“We also have to know foreign languages, but should not leave our roots. We are trying to make Indian Language University,” he said.
What is the role of New Education Policy and Central Hindi Institute in teaching language?
He appealed the states to implement the system of education in the mother tongue. The new education policy will act as a cornerstone in developing Indian languages.
“The Central Hindi Institute can have a very big role in this regard. The objectives for which the institute has been set up should fulfil those objectives. About 14 thousand students/teachers have received training from Hyderabad center. They are all Hindi ambassadors. I believe that people will get direction in the near future through the Central Institute of Hindi,” Ramesh Pokhriyal said.
The Regional Center Hyderabad carried out its activities since 1976 on a rented building. The newly built four-storeyed building with ground floor on the plot received from the Telangana government has been constructed through the Central Public Works Department, Hyderabad at a cost of about Rs 5.67 crore in 1000 square yards.