New Delhi: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that on the basis of the languages learned by a student, a system should be made to give credit points to that student by assessing it. Pradhan said this while launching the ‘Bhasha Sangam mobile app’ based quiz. Bhasha Sangam mobile app will help users to learn common usage sentences in 22 languages.
Many languages can be learned sitting at home
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that in the Bhasha Sangam initiative, 100 sentences in 22 languages have been uploaded on the ‘Diksha Platform’, which has content in Indian sign languages along with video, audio. He said that it is being introduced through a mobile app so that colloquial sentences in 22 languages can be practiced while sitting at home. Explaining the importance of learning other languages including mother tongue, the Education Minister said, ‘How many languages a student learns, it should be assessed through exams and there should be a system of giving credit points in this regard.’
study in the language of your understanding
Dharmendra Pradhan said that there are many languages, folk traditions, cuisines etc. in our country and we are one with these diversities. He said that studying in schools in one’s mother tongue, local language and in the language of his understanding leads to a better understanding of the subjects. Referring to the Central Government’s ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’ initiative, he said that after independence, under the leadership of Sardar Patel, in 1947, the whole country was united with each other, but one province was left behind on many subjects.
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Sentences have been prepared with the help of ENCERT
The Education Minister said that in August 2019, Jammu and Kashmir was also integrated with the entire country in terms of schemes and facilities. It is noteworthy that under Bhasha Sangam, 100 sentences in 22 languages have been prepared in collaboration with NCERT while Bhasha Sangam Mobile App is an initiative of Higher Education Department. The mobile app-based quiz program consists of 10 thousand questions related to the areas of heritage, culture, literature etc. and has been prepared by the Innovation Cell.