Vice President Bats For MBBS Degree In Indian Languages

"I have always been impressing upon the need for children to be taught in their respective mother tongues in various States to underscore the importance of language," he said.

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Vice President Bats For MBBS Degree In Indian Languages

Vice President Bats For MBBS Degree In Indian Languages

New Delhi:  Batting for an educational system with greater emphasis on Indian history, heritage and culture, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu favoured teaching professional degrees like MBBS in Indian languages. "I have always been impressing upon the need for children to be taught in their respective mother tongues in various States to underscore the importance of language," he said.

Addressing the valedictory of the golden jubilee celebrations of Hindustan Group of educational institutions here, he said, "I look forward to the day when professional courses like MBBS are also taught in local languages."

"Our education system must inculcate strong ethical, moral and humanistic values," he said.

Stating that India was once known as 'Viswaguru', he said knowledge seekers from all corners of the world flocked to centres of learning in India, including Takshashila and Nalanda, in the olden days.

Such a scenario changed following foreign invasions and the British colonisation, he said, adding the time has come for India to once again emerge as the global knowledge hub.

"The time has come for us to come out of colonial mindset. This is possible only through proper education system with greater emphasis on Indian, history, heritage and culture," he said.

While acquiring knowledge from across the globe, students must remain rooted to India s glorious culture, traditions, ethos and heritage, he said.

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Tamil Nadu Governor, Banwarilal Purohit and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar took part in the event.

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