In a politically astute move that is likely to have widespread social implications, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday expressed the State government’s disagreement with the Centre’s three-language formula, as laid out in the National Education Policy, and clarified that Tamil Nadu would continue with its current two-language system.
“Considering the view of the people of Tamil Nadu, the Centre must reconsider its stand,” the Chief Minister said, while appealing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow States implement their own language policy as per the local needs and requirement. “It’s sad that the NEP has stressed on the three-language formula,” he said, after an hour-long meeting, with senior ministers and officials, on the subject.
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August 04, 2020