An online webinar on the Promotion of Indian Languages administered under Shiksha Parv on September 16th by the Central Institute of Indian Language(CIIL). The Ministry of Education in a series of webinars in the context of highlighting the silent features and details of the recently introduced new economic policy (NEP 2020) under Shiksha Parv.
Language is an essential element of the new education policy and the central institute of Indian Language (CIIL) functions for the promotion of all the Indian languages. As the inclusion of the Ministry of Education program, CIIL introduced this program from the perspective of the New Economic Policy (NEP 2020). The motive of the online webinar is to underline the components of the language of NEP 2020.
Four promising scholars provided insights on the motive of NEP 2020 in the webinar supervised by Director of CIIL, Prof. D. G. Rao. The professional speakers included Prof. Awadesh Kumar Mishra and Prof. Udaya Narayan Singh (former CIIL directors), Prof. G. Unamgeshwara Rao. Dr. and Padma Shree Prof. Anvita Abbi. The webinar was coordinated by Dr. Narayan Kumar Choudhary.
The following themes were emphasized in the webinar by the Ministry of Education
- Conservation of Indigenous Cultures and Language Ecology.
- The scope of the promotion of all Indian languages under NEP 2020.
- Growth of Technology for Indian languages.
- Sustaining medium of instructions and mother tongues of the country.
Prof.U.N. Singh underlined the aspect that multilingualism has not been a disadvantage to India. He added that there cannot be a definite procedure for the promotion of all Indian languages as in some places mother tongue will work while on other the home languages. He mentioned that the endeavors and initiatives should be comprehensive and permits collective participation. He accentuated that the desire to invest resources towards the preparation of books for languages and asserted that linguistic can play a vital role in this. He comprehended and appreciated the steps taken by the central institute of Indian Languages and provided information on its schemes like NTS and NTM along with regional language centers should do in ordinance to reach the stated objectives of the NEP 2020.
Prof. Awadesh Kumar Mishra further highlighted the aspect that every Indian language is a mother tongue even when every mother tongue may or may not comprise the status of a language. A language may comprise of various varieties and only one variation arrives the foray of language.