With National Education Policy mandate, Odisha bats for mother tongue of tribals

The new National Education Policy lays emphasis on imparting teaching in mother tongue in primary classes. But when the language-base of Odisha’s adivasi communities is as diverse as 21 spoken languages further divided into 74 dialects, the task appears to be quite onerous.

We mustn’t ignore a big crisis of education staring us in the face

The majority of students need a year to recover learning losses.To make matters worse, too many states are pressing teachers hard to test children and continue with the current class syllabus. Unless there is a sharp and quick change in the dispositions and actions of our states, we can anticipate…