Centre drops ‘Hindi’ as compulsory subject

Centre drops ‘Hindi’ as compulsory subject

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Monday said there will be no imposition of Hindi language on students of non-Hindi speaking states after a severe backlash over the government's three-language formula in its new draft National Education Policy 2019.

According to the draft policy, Hindi and English languages would be made compulsory in schools, while students can also choose a regional language of their own as an alternative to promote local languages.

In a clarification on Monday, the MHRD, though, said the draft policy is not a policy document but a mere consultation document to solicit general public and the states' views on the subject.

It further reiterated that there will be no "imposition" of Hindi language on any person who is not a native speaker of the language.

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