TEZPUR, Aug 6 - Tezpur MP Ram Prasad Sarma has urged the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to adopt a policy for teaching local languages like Assamese, Bengali and Bodo as part of the syllabus (third language subjects) in all Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), particularly in Assam.
In a letter dated July 28, 2015, written to the Minister for Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani, the Tezpur MP said that the Union HRD Ministry should take necessary steps to adopt the policy to promote the local languages. Sarma expressed resentment that arrangements have not been made to teach these languages in the KVs of the region.
�In all KVs in Assam, there is no teaching arrangement for the local languages, apart from Hindi and English. A large number of students belong to Assamese, Bengali, Bodo and other local communities. Being ancient Indian languages, Assamese, Bodo and Bengali should be included as third optional languages in the syllabus from Class I to Class XII in all KVs of the State of Assam.� The Tezpur MP urged the Union HRD minister to take necessary measures in this regard.