RSS chief advocates imparting primary education in mother tongues


By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Raipur: Mohan Bhagwat, the Sarasanghachalak (chief) of the RSS has stressed the need to impart primary education in native languages.

Bhagwat was speaking at the silver jubilee function of the Vidya Bharati institute in Raipur on Tuesday.

“If mother tongue is the medium of learning during the initial education, it makes learning easier in further education. This is not possible if one starts learning in a foreign language since childhood,” he said.

He added that many people who studied in their native language have served the country at the highest levels.

Stressing the need to first become well-grounded in native languages and only then to accomplish mastery over other languages, he said: “We should know our mother tongue. Hindi unites the entire country and the number of people who know Hindi is increasing. After having a complete knowledge of the mother tongue, we should also learn foreign languages to make our country shine at the international platforms.”

However, Bhagwat clarified that RSS is not opposed to the teaching of any foreign languages, only that learning of mother tongues should be given priority.