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Centre committed to promoting all Indian languages equally: HRD Minister

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"Our government is working hard to promoting all Indian languages and taking all necessary steps to strengthen them," Nishank said in Lok Sabha during Question Hour.

The Minister was responding to AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, who sought to know from the government whether it was going to make Hindi compulsory.

In response to another query by BJP's Preetam Munde on whether the government will consider including Urdu under its three-language policy, besides Hindi and English, the Minister said, "Be it Tamil, Urdu or Sindhi, the government is promoting each language. All languages will be given due respect."

He clarified that the Education Policy is still in a draft stage, adding that it is kept in the public domain to receive suggestions.

"The Government is open to receive suggestions on the policy from the members and any other stakeholders," he said.

Nishank said that after studying the current education system for two years, the Kasturi Rangan Committee has submitted a draft on new education policy on May 31 this year.

The Committee held 70 meetings across the country and has received suggestions from and international experts in the field.

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First Published: Mon, June 24 2019. 18:11 IST