December 5, 2019
Shanta Chhetri makes a Special Mention on allowing Nepali as second language
Thank you, Sir. On August 28, 1992, the Constitution of India gave recognition to the Nepali language in the 8th Schedule. Ten million Gorkhas throughout India celebrate August 28 as Nepali Bhasha Manyata Diwas.
Sir, the National Institute of Open Schooling, NIOS, under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, aims to provide the sustainable, inclusive learning with universal and flexible access to quality school education and skill development.
Sir, Nepali speaking people residing all over India lack the facility to study Nepali in NIOS in the senior secondary level. As a result, our people who used to opt for Nepali as the second language, through NIOS, do not get this benefit.
Sir, even though our Nepali language is recognised in the 8th Schedule, it has not introduced in NIOS as a second language in the senior secondary level, thereby compelling our Gorkha people to abruptly stop their education in Nepali language.
I would request the Hon’ble Minister for Human Resources Development to introduce Nepali as a second language in the senior secondary level in NIOS for the benefit of Gorkha people. This will immensely help those who wished to study further through the NIOS in Nepali as a second language thereby fulfilling their dreams of continuing their studies.