Amit Shah urges Tamil Nadu government to impart medical, technical education in Tamil

"I appeal to the Tamil Nadu government to introduce Tamil as the medium of instruction in medical and technical education." said Amit Shah.

Union home Minister Amit Shah. (Picture: Shutterstock)Union home Minister Amit Shah. (Picture: Shutterstock)

Press Trust of India | November 12, 2022 | 07:31 PM IST

CHENNAI: Union home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday urged the Tamil Nadu government to impart technical education in Tamil and listed out the various initiatives from the Centre towards the state over the years, including on the funds front.

Prime Minister Narenda Modi had shown special focus on the growth of the southern state, he added. Under Modi's leadership, the country has witnessed fast-paced economic growth and would achieve the USD 5-trillion economy goal by 2025, Shah said in his address at the 75th platinum jubilee celebrations of N Srinivasan-helmed The India Cements Ltd in Chennai.

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"I appeal to the Tamil Nadu government to introduce Tamil as the medium of instruction in medical and technical education. A number of state governments have made this effort and students have started deriving educational benefits out of it," he said. The state is ruled by the M K Stalin-led DMK. "If the Tamil Nadu government makes the move to provide medical and technical education in Tamil language, it will in itself be considered as a great service to the promotion of the language," he said.

Tamil as the mother tongue would help students understand their lessons better and will help them in attaining higher education and conducting further research in their subjects, Shah said. Tamil is one of the oldest languages in the world. Preserving and promoting Tamil language is the responsibility of the entire nation, he added. Shah noted that Modi has laid special focus on the growth of Tamil Nadu and the Centre has created opportunities on the investments in defence sector by announcing the Chennai-Salem, Coimbatore, Hosur as the defence corridor.

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