Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Thursday announced that the state government will amend laws to make stricter provisions for the implementation of Marathi language in schools across all boards.
Fadnavis’ statement in the state legislative council comes two weeks after the Chief Minister while inaugurating a school in Thane, asked the students to learn Marathi ‘voluntarily rather than out of compulsion’. He had also stressed on the importance of imparting ‘value education’ in schools along with regular syllabus.
Fadnavis’ remarks come at a time when regional leaders across the country have been protesting against the alleged imposition of Hindi language by the central government through the new education policy.
In November, last year, state education minister Vinod Tawde had informed that the state government is considering to make the Marathi language mandatory in schools of all boards for classes I to X.