[lg policy] India: German language row: HRD ministry to draft new language policy

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German language row: HRD ministry to draft new language policy for
education sector
By Ritika Chopra, ET Bureau | 8 Jan, 2015, 04.00AM IST
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EW DELHI: Having learnt from the controversy that erupted over replacing
German with Sanskrit in the Kendriya Vidyalayas in the middle of the school
year, the Union human resource development ministry is set to draft a fresh
language policy for the education sector.

A 17-member committee headed by Kapil Kapoor, former pro-vice chancellor of
Jawaharlal Nehru University, will look into contentious issues such as
establishing a link language (read common language) for educational
purposes ..

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