Himansu Shekhar Rout

Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan mooted the idea of introducing all local dialects and folk languages as part of the curriculum up to Class 5th and called upon the Central government and the school and mass education department to take up this responsibility.

Pradhan put forth this proposal while inaugurating some projects – Sikhya Bhawan building, hostels and a guest house – on the premises of the Eastern Regional Languages Centre in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. 

On the occasion, the Central Institute of Indian Languages(CIIL), Mysore and NCERT, New Delhi signed an MoU for research on languages. 

As per reports, several important projects of the Eastern Regional Languages Centre, which is sprawling over seven acres in Laxmisagar, have been developed by the central government at a cost of Rs 16 crore. 

Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister said that the central government has made a makeover of the intuition, putting forth a proposal that a big auditorium should be built at the Eastern Regional Languages Centre. 

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“The auditorium should be capable of accommodating 500 people. It will come in handy for holding meetings, research activities and seminars on languages. The Central government will provide the necessary funds for the project,” he added.   

Pradhan also mooted the idea of introducing all local dialects and folk languages as part of the curriculum up to class 5th and called upon the Central government and the school and mass education department to take up this responsibility.
This will help both the students and teachers in their cognitive development so that they can use their calibre for debates, understating of the issues, critical thinking and reviews, the minister observed, asserting that this will help produce people like Madhu Babu.

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