The Kendriya Vidyalayas in Assam will include the Assamese language as part of their school curriculum. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan decided to reintroduce the Assamese language after demands from several organizations.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday welcomed the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan’s initiative.
In view of discontinuance of the subject teaching along with other regional languages in Kendriya Vidyalayas in Assam, the chief minister has earlier directed the state education department to take up the matter with the sanghathan.
The Asom Sahitya Sabha also expressed its concern and submitted a memorandum to Kendraiya Vidyalaya Sangathan to include the local language in Kendriya Vidyalayas in Assam.
The deputy commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghathan, Regional Office Guwahati communicated that as per Article 112 of Education Code for Kendriya Vidyalayas, teaching of regional languages including Assamese will be done during school hours for about 2 to 3 periods per week. The same letter asked Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghathan to engage contractual teachers for teaching of Assamese.