New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has insisted that Tamils should learn Hindi along with their mother tongue Tamil. He said this while speaking at the graduation ceremony of Indian Institute of Teachers Education (IITE) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
In 2010, Narendra Modi, who was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, established IITE as a specialized university in Gandhinagar. Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended the graduation ceremony. A total of 2,927 students graduated in this ceremony. The Home Minister spoke on the occasion: I am not against English. Because India is a country that does not ignore any kind of knowledge.
It is your duty as students to protect our mother tongue which is supported by our history, grammar and literature. Thus, in the new education policy 2020, importance has been given to teach the mother tongue to children. Along with English, children should learn languages like German and French. But children of Gujarat should learn Hindi along with Gujarati.
Assamese should learn Hindi along with Assamese language. It is necessary for Tamils to learn Hindi along with Tamil. If this happens, no one can stop the progress of our country. Sanskrit language is also taught here as one of the four subjects. I request you to learn more about the basic Sanskrit education available here. If there is a repository of knowledge in the whole world, it is only our Upanishads, Vedas and Sanskrit. No problem in life will ever be a problem for those who learn this.
The Vedas teach us to imbibe good thoughts without thinking about where the knowledge came from. Wherever knowledge comes from, we should see if it is for the benefit of our community, people, world and universe. We should add modern dimension to it. Many changes have taken place in the field of knowledge and science. He said that understanding these changes and integrating the two should create a complete education system. The meaning of education is to show the right path to the child and become a guide, he said.