The President of India introduces a number of education-related projects.
President Droupadi Murmu today from Jayadev Bhawan in Bhubaneswar launched a number of projects for the Union Ministry of Education.
These include the e-KUMBH (Knowledge Unleashed in Multiple Bharatiya Languages) webpage and engineering texts written in Odia by the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
The President spoke at the event and expressed her joy at launching these significant projects for the Union Ministry of Education. These are admirable efforts in the right approach toward ensuring everyone has access to education. Many students have complained that they find it difficult to comprehend technical instruction in English. The government has taken action to offer technical education in the regional languages as part of the National Education Policy-2020.
There is no question, according to the President, that mother tongue development aids in pupils’ intellectual growth. She expressed hope that educating students in their mother tongues will promote critical and creative thinking in them and give both urban and rural students equal opportunities.
She said that historically, technical education in regional languages had struggled due to a shortage of textbooks written in vernacular languages. She was grateful to AICTE for making an attempt to get rid of this obstacle.
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According to the President, education is a means for empowering people.
“We must ensure that every child in our country has access to education at every level. We must make every effort to ensure that everyone may access education without hindrance. The students’ education should not be hampered by their language skills. Building an educated, informed, and lively community would be greatly aided by the introduction of language instruction in regional and local dialects, the speaker stated.
The President described Odia as an old and sophisticated language. Its vocabulary is extensive, and it has a distinct literary heritage. It would therefore not be difficult for Odia residents to pursue technical education. She believes that the potential of all Indian languages is about equal. She was pleased to learn that all Indian languages are given equal prominence under the National Education Policy-2020. It has, according to her, ushered in a new era for Indian languages.
The President went to Tapoban High School earlier in the day. After that, she visited Kuntala Kumari Sabat Adivasi Girls Hostel Unit-II,where she had lived while attending Government Girls High School Unit-II. The hostel’s residents and graduates, as well as students and teachers, interacted with the president.