Speaking at an online Hindi Divas -2020 event, he said that all Indian languages have a rich history and people should be proud of the country’s linguistic diversity and cultural heritage.
The Vice President noted that Mahatma Gandhi founded the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha in 1918 and emphasized that Hindi and other Indian languages should be viewed as complementary to each other.
Naidu suggested that students from non-Hindi-speaking countries should learn the language and those from Hindi-speaking countries should learn another Indian language such as Tamil, Telugu or Kannada in order to increase goodwill, love and affection among citizens.
The Vice-President expressed his happiness at the importance given to the mother tongue in the new education policy 2020 and called for a mother tongue education for inclusive learning.
“This helps the children learn and understand the subject better and they can express themselves better,” he said.
Naidu noted that native language education would require the easy availability of good books in Hindi and other Indian languages, and said publishers will play an important role in this.
Naidu underlined the need for all Indian languages to grow together and urged publishers and educators to work to improve dialogue between languages.