Bhopal: Union home minister Amit Shah launched the first batch of Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course in Hindi in the country at a function here on Sunday. He also released the course books in Hindi on the occasion.
In his address, Union home minister said this day is very important for the medical sector in the year of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, and will be written in golden letters in times to come. “This is the day of renaissance and reconstruction of the education sector of the country in pursuance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic decision to lay importance of the mother tongue in the new education policy (NEP),” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given a call to provide medical and engineering education in regional languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali and the Government of Madhya Pradesh led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan is the first to fulfil Modi’s wish, added Shah.
Engineering textbooks to be available in Hindi soon
“Medical education is commencing in Hindi and soon engineering studies will also begin in Hindi and translation of engineering books has commenced in eight languages across the country, and soon students across the nation will be able to pursue technical education in their mother tongue,” added the Union minister.
Govt is working on ‘brain gain theory’
Shah said in the 21st century some forces adopted the ‘brain drain theory’ and today PM Modi is converting this theory into the ‘brain gain theory’. “We have begun conducting the JEE, NEET and UGC examinations in 12 languages of the country. Similarly, the common university entrance test (CUET) is being conducted in 13 languages and 10 states have commenced teaching engineering courses by translating them into Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam and Gujarati,” he added.
No. of varsities, seats has increased considerably
“The government led by Modi has made many changes in technical and medical education. In 2014 there were 387 medical colleges and these have increased to 596, the number of MBBS seats have increased from 51,000 to 79,000. There were 16 IITs, which are now 23, there were 13 IIMs which are now 20 and there were nine IIITs which are now 25. In 2014, there were 723 universities in the country, which have been increased to 1,043 by the government. There is going to be an educational revolution due to the restoration in the pride of our languages through the NEP,” said Union home minister.
Intellectual ability is not confined to language
Shah said that those who spread the usage of English have associated language with intellectual ability, but there is no relation between language and intellectual ability. Language is only a medium of expression, whereas intellectual ability is a natural gift which can be improved through education and if education is given in the mother tongue then it is very beneficial in improving intellectual ability. He said after today’s launch, India will go a long way in global research and the intellectual potential of our students will also be placed before the world.