“Don’t ignore Hindi”

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 in the context of changing education and job culture.

Uma Sivaraman, Assistant Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chennai Region, 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. If English is the 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 till 2006, said that inter-State communication is one of the key aspects for education and career opportunities. “My appeal to 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, said that continuous and comprehensive evaluation of students requires good teachers.She also informed that subject teachers for the KV-2 school in Madurai will be recruited soon and the process is on now.

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