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Bill to make Marathi must in schools to be tabled in Assembly on Feb. 27: Maharashtra Education Minister

“The government has also studied the pattern being followed in Southern states in teaching local languages in their schools.”

“The government has also studied the pattern being followed in Southern states in teaching local languages in their schools.”   | Photo Credit: Vibhav Birwatkar

Varsha Gaikwad that the government had conducted meetings with representatives of different boards and they had agreed on this

The Maharashtra government will bring a Bill in the State legislative council on Wednesday to make Marathi mandatory in schools of all boards in the State, informed Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad.

Replying to a query raised in the question hour in Assembly, Ms. Gaikwad said that the government wanted to ensure Marathi was made mandatory in schools of all boards. “Be it State board or CBSE or international board. The government has decided to bring the Bill for the same in State council today and the same will be brought in Assembly on Thursday,” she said.

Replying to a question raised by BJP MLA Ashish Shelar, Ms. Gaikwad said that the government had conducted meetings with representatives of different boards and they had agreed on this.

Replying to another query, the Minister said that the Bill also had provisions to take action against the school’s which did not follow the rule of making Marathi mandatory.

Speaker Nana Patole also drew attention of the Minister towards financial burden put by central and international board school managements on parents and asked her to ensure to take steps to stop it. Ms. Gaikwad said action would be taken.

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