Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN), an educational activist organisation affiliated to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has suggested the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to shrug off English as the medium of education in primary schools across the country and to label the mother tongue as the mandatory language.
After holding a meeting Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN) leaders wrote to Javadekar making numerous recommendations apropos the new education policy which is to be framed soon.
Sangh affiliated SSUN has demanded that the textbook references which disrespect or convey wrong explanations about the Indian culture, tradition, sects, thoughts and the eminent personalities should be removed. They also suggested that only those research works which pertain to national interest should be awarded the UGC scholarships and others must be barred from the same.
The organisation also suggested that English or any other foreign language should be removed as a compulsory or alternative mode of communication and teaching from all levels of education. Indian languages must be given both in the government and private institutes. They have asked the government to introduce education in Indian languages in institutes like IITs, IIMs and NITs which use English language as the medium of education.
SSUN has demanded legal action against the schools and colleges which prohibit the use of mother tongue in the campus and impose fine the students for speaking in their mother tongue.
Atul Kothari, Co-Founder and General Secretary of SSUN told that he met the Union HRD minister. He said that the minister acknowledged their suggestions and assured that they will be considered while framing up the new education policy.
Earlier this year, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that the new education policy will encourage all Indian languages including Sanskrit.“The policy of the Indian government is that there should be development of all Indian languages. Sometimes I feel, that more than the British, we have anglicised our country in the last 50-60 years. However, English is a good language too,” he said.