Do Whatever In Life, But Never Abandon Your Mother Tongue

'Do anything in life, but never give up your mother tongue': Amit Shah

Amit Shah says that language is an expression, not a substance. (DOCUMENT)

Vadodara (Guj):

Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah on Saturday asked young people to never give up their mother tongue.

Addressing the graduating students of Baroda’s Maharaja Sayajirao University at the 71st convocation, he also asked them to study the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020.

“I want to tell all the people with degrees that whatever you do in life, never give up on your mother tongue. Get rid of this inferiority complex that (being proficient) a particular language) will get you accepted,” he said in Hindi.

“Language is an expression and not a substance. There can be any language for expression. When a person thinks and conducts research and analysis in his native language, interoperability self will increase many times. Along with analysis, it increases his ability for logic and decision making,” he said.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said mother tongue is the best vehicle for personality development.

“Our country’s languages ​​have the best grammar, literature, poetry and history, and unless we enrich them, we cannot improve our country’s future,” said Shah. said more.

For this reason, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been thinking of “mandating mother tongue speaking in primary education” under the NEP, he said.

He also urged graduating students to study NEP, which he said will shed light on their perceptions of educational use.

The NEP includes “Maharaja Sayajirao’s ideas of accessible education, Sardar Patel’s ideas of empowerment, Ambedkar’s ideas of knowledge, Aurobindo’s ideas of cultural and nationalistic education and emphasis Gandhi’s strength in the mother tongue,” said Mr. Shah.

Sayajirao Gaekwad III, the first ruler of Baroda state, tried to establish an exemplary management system, he said.

Dr BR Ambedkar has framed our Constitution as “one of the best” in the world, Mr. Shah said, adding that he was able to accomplish this because (his early ) Maharaja Gaekwad awarded him a scholarship.

Gaekwad worked to spread education, establish justice, uplift the deprived, provide irrigation for farmers, and implement social reforms. He worked to provide compulsory and free education, and laid the foundation for the Faculty of Fine Arts, Mr. Shah said.

NEP, he said, has tried to make education “non-threaded and classless”.

“Once that is done, you can think freely. The purpose of education is not to get a degree, a good job, to get comforts in personal life. Its purpose may be. is to become a complete human being, and that is only possible when education is flow-free and class-free, and that’s why (Prime Minister) Modi-ji has been trying to do for it to be,” he said.

The Union Minister stated that NEP was the first education policy in the nation that did not encounter opposition from (proponents) any ideology or political party.

Earlier the same day, Mr. Shah inaugurated a redeveloped lake at Nardipura and laid the foundation stones for various development projects at Kalol in his Lok Sabha constituency in Gandhinagar.

He also chaired a meeting of the District Development Coordination and Oversight Committee (DISHA) in Gandhinagar.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)


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