The Union Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that the Centre won’t levy any language on any state as per the new National Education Policy [NEP] 2020. The Minister made this announcement on Sunday i.e., on 2nd August 2020. The Minister clarified this through an official post on Twitter. He posted a tweet in Tamil that shows his opposition to the National Educational Policy in Tamil Nadu. After assessing the new policy, the Government has allegedly imposed Hindi and Sanskrit languages in the policy.
The tweet indicates that the minister has been seeking necessary guidance from the former Union Minister of the state, Pon Radhakrishnan in executing the new educational policy in Tamil Nadu. He said, ‘I once again like to insist that the Central government will not impose any language on any state.’ Most of the opposition parties in Tamil Nadu alongside the DMK Party led by MK Stalin have opposed the NEP 2020. They asked to place a review of the sweeping reforms that the new educational policy has proposed.
The DMK chief said that the Government has announced the new policy aiming at the alleged imposition of Hindi and Sanskrit. On Saturday, he decided to join hands with some of the political parties and the Chief Ministers of other states having the same view on the NEP. All of them can jointly combat against the new educational policy, decided the DMK Chief. He also said, ‘the reforms were not a new education policy but a glossy coat on the old oppressive Manusmriti.’ However, we need to wait whether the Government brings any other changes to the National Education Policy in the future.