Amit Shah Unveils Hindi Textbooks for Medical Education
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will launch the Madhya Pradesh government’s ambitious project to provide medical education in Hindi at a function here on Oct. 16, a senior minister said on Friday. The Union Home Secretary will unveil the Hindi syllabus textbooks of medical education during a program at Motilal Nehru Stadium, State Minister of Medical Education Vishvas Sarang told PTIA.
Reviewing the preparations for the program on Thursday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said it was a program to establish the pride of one’s native language and a milestone to change people’s mindset. This will be an example to prove that specialized subjects can be taught in Hindi and not just in English, he said.
Mr Chouhan further said that in addition to medical education, engineering, nursing and allied health courses, the state will also be taught in Hindi in the coming days. The Chief Minister ordered to ensure maximum number of people to participate in the program, especially Hindi experts, as it aims to change people’s mindset towards the language.
Talking about the syllabus, Mr. Sarang said, “The first volume of books for subjects like Physiology, Biochemistry and Anatomy is ready and students studying MBBS in the first year will get these books.”
The textbooks for the three subjects were prepared by a team of experts, he said, adding that the second volume of these books was in preparation.
“Books are arranged in such a way that technical terms such as blood pressure, spine, heart, kidney and liver or other major body parts and related terms are written in Hindi as they are pronounced in English. They will also be written in brackets in English,” said Mr Sarang, who was behind the initiative.
The textbooks are arranged in such a way that those who study MBBS in Hindi will not be left behind after completing the course as they learn all the technical and medical terms in English and Hindi, he said. In the first year, physiology, anatomy and biochemistry are mainly taught to students, according to the minister.
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