Kerala CM Vijayan, in a letter to PM Modi, objected to the parliamentary panel's proposal regarding making Hindi the medium of instruction in all technical and non-technical higher education institutions. Further, CM Vijayan requested PM Modi's intervention in the matter.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, objected to the parliamentary panel’s proposal regarding making Hindi the medium of instruction in all technical and non-technical higher education institutions. Further, CM Vijayan requested PM Modi’s intervention in the matter.
Pinarayi Vijayan stated in his letter to the Prime Minister that it is important to promote the usage of all the national languages listed in our Constitution. The primary language of instruction at our higher educational institutions cannot be forced to be Hindi.
The Kerala Chief Minister also condemned this move on Twitter. India’s cherished ideal of unity amid diversity is under attack by the Union Government’s #HindiImposition initiative. A vast majority of Indians will remain deprived of education and employment due to the agenda of making Hindi the medium of instruction. This callous move, an affront to cooperative federalism, has to be opposed unitedly.
CM Vijayan further said, “I take this opportunity to suggest that question papers for competitive exams for posts in the Government of India may be given in all languages specified in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.”
He further added that preference should not be given to any language as a medium of instruction over other languages, in case it should be seen as an imposition. This move does not appear to be in the best interests of our cooperative federal structure, concluded Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.