GUWAHATI: According to Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Chief Minister of Assam, the National Education Policy (NEP) procedures to move forward the study of Mising, Tiwa, Rabha indigenous languages were intended to improve education in Assam.
The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and the Mising Autonomous Council (MAK) worked together on this project to create 11 textbooks in the Mising language that are specifically designed for kids in pre-primary and primary school.
The Mising language textbooks have been created to serve students up to Class V in an effort to conserve and encourage linguistic diversity.
Assam Chief Minister in tweet said that, “Under NEP, Govt has been trying to impart education in Mising, Tiwa, Rabha languages till Class V. SCERT & MAK prepared 11 textbooks in Mising language for Pre-primary & Primary schools published by Assam State Textbook Production & Publication Corporation.”
This effort demonstrates the Assam government's commitment to putting NEP policies into action in order to increase education in indigenous languages. The state government has contributed significantly to the preservation of these indigenous languages while ensuring a more inclusive and diverse education for kids up to Class V.
On 20 May, The Assam Cabinet, presided over by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, has decided to introduce Santali language as a medium of instruction.
The introduction of Santali as a language of instruction will make it easier to provide pre-primary and primary education to Santali people, according to state education minister Ranoj Pegu, who announced the cabinet decision in Guwahati. Many states speak Santali, a language that is recognised in the Constitution's 8th schedule.
The state education department initiated mapping of students' native languages at the same time that NEP implementation gained traction this year in order to determine the number of speakers and the geographic distribution of those speakers. It is a component of the initiative to teach primary school classes to children in more than 20 home languages (mother tongues), which cannot be used as distinct instructional mediums.