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NEP recognizes all Indian languages as national languages, Minister

- September 18, 2022

Chennai, Sept 18 (BPNS)

Union Minister for Education entrepreneurship and skill development, Dharmendra Pradhan said that the National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020 recognizes all Indian languages as national languages. He was speaking at the 36th convocation ceremony of SASTRA Deemed to be  University at Thanjavur on Sunday.

The minister said that the country has the knowledge capability to find sustainable solutions at global level.  Dharmendra Pradhan said that NEP 2020 recognizes the positive impact of the mother tongue in fostering critical thinking and innovation.

He said that NEP 2020 recognizes the potential of mother tongue in terms of teaching methodology and learning outcomes. The minister said that entrepreneurship should be promoted and that bridging the gap between education and skills was important.

Dharmendra Pradhan said that initiatives were in place for harnessing and integrating knowledge in Indian systems of folklore and old literature.

The Union Minister said that the Digital leadership of India will take place through the 5G connectivity planned for six lakh villages by 2023.

He conferred Doctor of Science  on Krishnaswami Alldi , Professor of Mathematics, University of Florida, and Doctor of Letters  on Chamu Krishna Shastry, Chairman, Bharathiya Basha Samiti on the occasion.