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Scrap English, research works must be linked to 'national requirements', RSS to HRD ministry
The RSS has made a number of suggestions to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) which could spark a fresh controversy.

The suggestions have been made by Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN), the education wing of RSS, prior to the formation of new education policy.

It has asked the government to remove English as a medium of instruction from schools and that the medium should be the mother tongue. It has also demanded that foreign languages should not be offered as an alternative to any Indian language. Also, it wants that English, as a language, should no longer be mandatory at any level.

Regarding the higher studies, RSS has suggested that all research works that are carried out must be linked to "national requirements" and in case they do not, such projects should not be provided UGC scholarships.

Any kind of reference that insults Indian culture, traditions, sects, thoughts or eminent personalities must be removed from textbooks at all levels, the group has suggested. It has also asked the government to facilitate education in Indian languages in English-medium institutions such as IIT, IIM and NIT. It has also demanded that legal action be taken against institutes that prevent students from speaking in their mother tongue.

It has demanded that the emphasis be laid on Indian languages at all levels of education and English be gradually removed as a medium of instruction, from both private as well as government institutes.

The recommendations have been submitted to the minister Prakash Javadekar and as per a report in Indian Express, Javadekar has acknowledged the receipt of the recommendations and has said that the suggestions will be considered while forming the new education policy.

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