States should be encouraged to teach Hindi ‘voluntarily’ and not ‘compulsorily’: HRD Ministry
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 23-May-2017

New Delhi, May 23: With the emerging expansion of ‘English’ literature, the significance of ‘Hindi’ our national language is getting demeaned at turtle speed but in future this may rise. Hence to preserve and promote our national language states should be encouraged to teach Hindi ‘voluntarily’.

On Monday, the Hindi Advisory Committee of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry asserted that States should be encouraged to teach Hindi “voluntarily” instead of directing them to compulsorily teach the language in classes IX and X. The meeting chaired by Minister of State for HRD, Mahendra Nath Pandey, the committee members opined that the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology should prepare “trilingual” technical terminology—English, Hindi and regional languages.

“The committee opined that the Ministry should increase original Hindi correspondence. The panel also emphasized that to increase the use of Hindi, simple and popular words should be used instead of difficult Hindi words,” a senior HRD Ministry official said. The Ministry of HRD has also been instructed to form a policy in consultation with the state governments to make the language compulsory.

A Parliamentary panel has recommended that students of Kendriya Vidyalyas and schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have to compulsorily study Hindi till class X.