Regional languages play a very crucial role in maintaining harmony and integrity in society. As, the time passes and the modernization or the fake influence of other cultures immerses. The importance of a local tongue begins to fade away and we turn towards adopting entirely different languages for the sake of looking contemporary. So, time to time a reminder has to be set in the system not to let our heritage lose its richness.
Hence, comes the heightened responsibility of each individual and the government to keep alive our legacy and the true spirit of our culture.
Realizing the fatality on time India’s National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has come up with various amendments and modifications in itself to rejuvenate the eroding languages from our lives. Under the policy, it is mandatory for the schools to have the curriculum in the mother tongue. This execution has to be followed until class 5. After that, the subject matter will be made available in regional language as well as in English. Important to mention, the students will continue to learn three languages alongside, out of which two of them have to be indigenous to India.
Besides regional languages, the major charter also emphasizes upon inclusion of Early Childhood and Care Education (ECCE). According to which the folk music and art, local games, and regional stories are the elements of the development of the children up to the age of eight and must hold an inevitable part in the learning structure.
A complete revolution has been promised in the status of the languages stated in the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution under the purview of this NEP2020 policy. Following the same guidelines, each institution is supposed to have academies for the languages separately. The driving forces or the major participants will be either the greatest scholars of the field or the native speakers of that particular language.
This is not as easy as said and formulated. Hence; the execution, rather proper implementation is necessary to bring tangible results. For the same, the official portals are going to be upgraded, making them more learning-friendly, more committees are to be formed and provisions regarding education are moulded accordingly.
Still, there are people deprived of basic elementary education because of their economic status. To remove this hurdle and make education accessible to all, the NEP has brought more scholarships for the children of underprivileged people, tribal communities, and backward classes.
Overall, we can conclude that this change is going to make a positive impact on the education system of India and will foster comprehensive learning amongst each child.