Bhasha Kendras

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Overview:

The government has decided to set up language centres to prepare study material and courses for each of the 22 languages in the eighth schedule of the Constitution.

About Bhasha Kendras:

  • The centres, called bhasha kendras, will be established under the Union ministry of education’s Indian Knowledge System (IKS) initiative.
  • These language centres will be in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, that emphasises on promoting regional languages.
  • The centres will be given three broad responsibilities.
    • First, they will prepare small booklets of 100-200 pages of the IKS-related literature and manuscripts available in their designated languages.
      • The centres will also be translating these works into Sanskrit and English.
    • Second, these centres will be to enrich their designated Indian languages with modern science and social models.
      • They will be asked to translate 1,000 pages of material in other languages into their designated language.
    • Third, they will develop courses at the undergraduate level. 

 


Source : Hindustan Times