Country needs a pragamatic language policy: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Bengaluru: Amid the three-language norm row, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday opined that the country needs a "pragmatic language policy".

"There is a need to aim for excellence and equity and strikes a balance between the national needs and ethos and the need to prepare our students to be among the best in the global context.

A pragmatic language policy in which mother tongue and other languages are given due importance in order to help our youth excel in a multilingual world," he said.

The vice president remarks come amid controversy over the three-language formula proposed in the draft of Centre's new National Educational Policy (NEP).

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