Maharashtra schools to include Marathi as compulsory subject
New Delhi : In a recent meeting, the Maharashtra government mentioned that it is thinking to make Marathi compulsory from Class 1 to 10 in all schools. Also, the Education Minister of the state, Vinod Tawde announced the same in the Legislative Council on November 20.
As per PTI source, Vinod Tawde said this in a written reply to a question by Sena MLA Vilas Potnis which contended that states like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Kerala had made their local languages compulsory in schools from Class 1 to 10.
Potnis had asked to know what action the Maharashtra government had taken on demands made here to make Marathi compulsory in schools.
In his response, Tawde said, "The proposal is underconsideration of the government."
While speaking to media, Tawde said making Marathi compulsory in all schools was 'difficult'.
Maharshtra is dotted with notable schools, both private and government. Almost all the schools has good students strength and follows strict educational policy. Therefore, making any changes or implementing new things may be a bit difficult for the state education minister. Yet, it is expected that the addition of Marathi as compulsory subject may get positive response from the students. Let's see how it comes out in the near future.