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Country needs a pragmatic language policy: VP Naidu

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Amid the three-language norm row, Venkaiah on Sunday opined that the country needs a "pragmatic language policy".

"There is a need to aim for excellence and equity and strikes a balance between the needs and ethos and the need to prepare our students to be among the best in the global context. A pragmatic language policy in which mother tongue and other languages are given due importance in order to help our youth excel in a multilingual world," he said.

The remarks come amid controversy over the three-language formula proposed in the draft of Centre's new Educational Policy (NEP).

After protest by various political parties, Centre dropped the provision of compulsory teaching of Hindi in the schools of non-Hindi speaking states due to protests in and other states of the country.

Asserting that the country's system needs re-engineering, also said NEP will help to develop.

"Our higher system needs to be re-engineered to bring in a greater emphasis on excellence in research and teaching. The draft Policy 2019 contains a number of recommendations that will potentially advance the education agenda of the country and help move towards a higher growth trajectory, "the said.


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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 15:21 IST