GUWAHATI, May 16 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today welcomed Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan�s initiative to include Assamese language teaching in the curriculum of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs).
In view of discontinuance or stopping of teaching of Assamese or other regional languages in KVs in Assam, and the resultant direction of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to the State education department to take up the matter with the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, the authority took the decision to incorporate Assamese language teaching in KVs.
It may be noted that the Asam Sahitya Sabha also expressed its concern and submitted a memorandum to the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to include Assamese language teaching in KVs in Assam.
As a result of such communications, the Deputy Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Regional Office, Guwahati communicated that as per Article 112 of Education Code for Kendriya Vidyalayas teaching of regional languages, including Assamese, will be done during school hours for about two to three periods per week. The same letter has asked the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to engage contractual teachers for teaching of Assamese.
A meeting was held in this context which was presided over by Commissioner and Secretary, Secondary Education, Preetom Saikia and attended by Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Regional Office, Guwahati C Neelap, and representatives of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, among others, where the decision of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan was communicated and shared.