Aiming to give a boost to the local language and dialect, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced the decision to use the same as a language of instruction. On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, Baghel announced that students in government schools would be taught the local language and dialects once a week.
Speaking at an event commemorating Teacher’s Day, Baghel pointed out that the move would help boost student interest. Since the language of instruction is a local dialect, it would also promote the language and help students get interested.
To facilitate the transition, the government is also preparing the textbooks in local dialects of tribes from the Surguja and Bastar regions. Content would be prepared and shared with the students.
In another announcement, he also spoke about teaching Sanskrit in Swami Atmanand Government English Medium Schools (SAGES). The Prime Minister also spoke about making computer education compulsory in these institutions.
Chief Minister Baghel launched the balwadi (kindergartens) scheme under the new education policy. The schools would help improve pre-primary education for students aged 5 to 6. In the current academic year, at least 5,173 balwadis have been opened across the state and the scheme will be expanded in phases, the official added.