[lg policy] India: Opinions differ on teaching Marathi as a compulsory language

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 11 19:20:28 UTC 2009

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The Times of India

Opinions differ on teaching Marathi as a compulsory language

The Maharashtra state government is all set to introduce Marathi as a
compulsory language for all Indian Certificate of Secondary
Examination (ICSE) and Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE)
schools in the state from the next academic year.

The move comes as part of the proposal laid by state education
minister, Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil before the legislative council. The
state had previously issued a government resolution making the
language compulsory in all schools up to Class IV. Over the next year,
the government will devise a syllabus for Marathi for the secondary
section, which all schools will have to follow. Currently, the
students of the ICSE and the CBSE boards have Marathi as an optional
language for a few years in the middle school.

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