Germany hopeful of solution to language row

Updated - November 16, 2021 07:36 pm IST

Published - November 16, 2014 12:12 am IST - NEW DELHI:

Even as a row continued to simmer on Saturday over the Human Resource Development Ministry’s decision t >o take off German from the third language slot of the Kendriya Vidyalaya curriculum , Germany hoped a solution would be found soon. 

German Ambassador Michael Steiner said a solution would be found to allow the language to be taught in these schools. He expressed confidence that after raising the issue with the Union government, both sides would be able to work out a way that would take care of children’s desire to learn foreign languages.

Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani said an investigation had been ordered since the existing arrangement violated the three-language formula. After an MoU between the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and the German government in 2011, German was added to the third language list.

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