Now, Gujarati made compulsory in all schools of Gujarat

This was announced by state's Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama in the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday.

Now, Gujarati made compulsory in all schools of Gujarat

Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government has made it mandatory for all schools in the state to teach Gujarati language to their students.

This was announced by state's Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama in the state Assembly on Tuesday.

"Irrespective of the board they are affiliated to, including the CBSE, ICSE, IB, CISEC or IGCSE, teaching Gujarati will be mandatory for every school in the state,'' the minister said.

The minister also took to Twitter about the state government's move to make Gujarati compulsory in all schools across the state.  

"To familiarise the students of the state with Gujarati language, the government has decided to make it a mandatory subject in classes 1 to 8," he informed the lawmakers.

Chudasama further said that the decision would come into effect from the coming academic year starting June. 

For those schools where the new academic year has already started, the decision will be implemented from the second term of the year.

However, the minister said that Gujarati will initially be taught as an introductory language in classes 1 and 2 to avoid sudden inconvenience to students across the state.

"Gradually we will take this initiative forward with the help of educationists and experts," he said.

Stating reason behind the state government's move, the minister said that it was observed that students studying in mediums other than Gujarati in the state were unfamiliar with the language.

"In in the interest of the language and our culture, we have taken this decision", the Minister said.

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