Preserve your mother tongue, use it for conversation at home: Amit Shah urges students

File Photo of Amit Shah
File Photo of Amit Shah

Gandhinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday urged students to preserve their mother tongue and said they should make it a point to use it for conversation at home.

He also said that the government is now promoting education in engineering, technical and medical courses in local languages.

Shah stressed this point while addressing the graduating students of the National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU), Gandhinagar, at its first convocation ceremony.

Wishing the graduating students a bright future, he urged them to work for the betterment of the society and country.

"...If you want to be happy and satisfied, then working for others should be your top priority," Shah, who was the chief guest of the event, said.

"I have to say one more thing, especially to the students and youths, that whatever language you may use for study, make sure to maintain using your mother tongue at home. We are now even promoting education in the mother tongue in engineering, technical and medical courses.

"Preserve your language. It is my request to you to speak, write and read in your language at home," he said.

Talking about the new National Education Policy (NEP), he said one of its important points is to create a new syllabus and set up universities considering the requirements of the country's future needs to connect the youth with development.

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