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President bats for imparting education in Indian languages



President of India Droupadi Murmu stated that it is possible to create world-class new knowledge and science on a large scale by promoting Indian languages. She was speaking at the 36th Convocation of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), where she emphasised the importance of imparting education in Indian languages.

Further, Murmu lauded the progress made by women in several sectors, including education. She also noted that 55 per cent of the students who received their degrees, certificates and diplomas were women.

“As per the National Education Policy 2020, the country aims to achieve a 50 per cent gross enrolment ratio by 2035. The policy aims to make India a global knowledge superpower, she asserted.

“Among the many important suggestions in the policy, emphasis has been laid on feeling proud of India’s heritage and on making the Indian languages the medium of instruction,” said the President.