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.

Newly enrolled government school students denied textbooks, uniforms

This is because the private schools they used to study in are yet to issue transfer certificates. Thousands of students who shifted out of private schools and enrolled in government schools this academic year have still not got their textbooks and uniforms, while some are not even getting their midday…