NEP 2020 “Undermines” Tamil, Halt Its Implementation: MK Stalin
DMK President M Okay Stalin on Saturday urged the Centre to “halt the implementation” of the Nationwide Schooling Coverage (NEP) 2020 because the three-language formulation allegedly undermined the dignity of Tamil language. He claimed the “unilateral” transfer by the Central Authorities to have a bigger say on training coverage has severe repercussions on the thought of federalism, which is the mainstay of the Indian union.
“While the country is reeling from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and the economy is stagnating, the unilateral decision to approve the NEP 2020 without discussion or deliberation in Parliament undermines the foundational principles of our democracy,” he mentioned in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Schooling Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday.
Stalin argued that the two-language formulation with obligatory Tamil studying has already been carried out and progressed properly in Tamil Nadu and the three-language formulation proposed within the training coverage with a “compulsory” choice of Sanskrit in any respect ranges of training, together with greater training, can’t be accepted.
“This move undermines the glory and dignity of Tamil language and is an affront to the feelings of the people of Tamil Nadu, he alleged. “Trilingual training not simply imposes extreme burden on the kids however it additionally imposed an id which individuals in several states could not have the ability to relate to,” Stalin additional claimed.
He mentioned the DMK strongly opposed numerous provisions and submitted recommendations to the Centre when the draft of the coverage was given for public scrutiny in 2019. “However, the NEP that has been approved is in no way different to its previous draft in 2019 with none of the recommendations incorporated,” he claimed.
“The one size fits for all approach in this policy creates unnecessary additional barriers for students from all parts of the country and all backgrounds to access education,” he mentioned. The DMK chief demanded the Centre to “reinstate a consultative process” to usher in all related stakeholders from the States and Centre on board, to debate and critically analyse the coverage to redraft it and take it via a Parliament session, which will likely be in the most effective curiosity of all college students throughout the nation.