Friday, May 31, 2024

Clarify contradictory statements of Shah and State DoSE: NSUI to CM, SE Advisor

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, APRIL 10: The Nagaland unit of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) has sought clarification from Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Advisor to School Education KT Sukhalu on the contradictory statements made by the Union Home Minister and the State’s School Education Department about Nagaland Government agreeing to make Hindi a compulsory subject for students up to Class 10.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the Union referred to media reports of Amit Shah saying ‘all eight Northeast States have agreed to make Hindi compulsory up to Class 10’.
“Whereas the School Education Department, through its Principal Director Shanavas, has clarified that all reports carried by the media are false. The NSUI Nagaland questions whether the Home Minister of India is lying or the School Education Department is at fault?” read the statement.
It stated that that the Union was not averse to anybody willing to learn Hindi language, it should be not compulsory.
“A diverse country like India with different culture, traditions and languages should not be diluted with such cheap tactics. The National Education Policy 2020 clearly states that ‘No language will be imposed on any State’. Education is a State subject and the Centre should not try to ‘test the waters’ to disrupt the harmony of the country by going overboard”, it read.
The Union cautioned Nagaland Government against taking any decisions which will hamper and affect the career of thousands of students.
(Page News Service)