A senior official in the Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) school system has urged students and parents in the State to understand the importance of learning Hindi language in the context of changing education and job culture.

Uma Sivaraman, Assistant Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chennai Region, has said that Hindi is one of the reasons for the increasing demand for admission to schools following Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) pattern.

“During my interaction with parents, I found that they are choosing CBSE schools for their children as they get to learn Hindi there. Hindi as a language is essential since it is a link language for the entire country. If English is window to the world, Hindi opens doors for you in the entire country,” she said.

Talking to “The Hindu” on Saturday, Ms.Uma Sivaraman, who worked as Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya-1 at Narimedu here till 2006, has said that inter-State communication is one of the key aspects for education and career opportunities.

“My appeal to the school students is to show interest in learning our national language also. No doubt, one’s mother tongue gets top priority, but at the same time we should make sure that we learn our ‘rashtra basha’ too,” the KV official said.


Finding qualified teachers has become a constraint for private CBSE schools and hence there has to be a mechanism for constant training sessions for teachers, she pointed out.

Ms.Uma Sivaraman, who also worked on deputation for three years in the CBSE administration system, has said that continuous and comprehensive evaluation of students requires good teachers. “CBSE school teachers must know how to evaluate students under the new system and the way it has to be implemented. So, it is essential to find right competent teachers,” she observed.

According to her, the KV schools have a highly evolved training programme meant for teachers and they are always under continuous training.

She also informed that subject teachers for the KV-2 school in Madurai will be recruited soon and the process is on now. The Chennai Regional office of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) covers 45 KV schools in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.

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