The Union Home minister Amit Shah said that the New Education Policy (NEP) – 2020 would help reverse brain drain in the country by providing the MBBS course in Hindi medium. He released the three newly transliterated textbooks on anatomy, physiology and biochemistry for MBBS 1st year students and said that pursuing studies in their mother tongues would result in brain gain.
At the time of his discourse about the launch of the MBBS course in Hindi medium a moment of reawakening that is revolutionary in the field of education, Amit Shah said that the credit should go to the prime minister Narendra Modi. He explained, “Modi has made it a mission to provide education in professional courses like medical and engineering in Hindi medium and other regional languages. Thanks to Modi’s vision for giving more importance to our languages. The minister also debunked the perception who he said was created by people who promoted English, linking the language to intellectual capacity.
Further, he said, ” English language has nothing to do with intellectual ability. Language is only a mode of communication while intellectual ability is God-gifted. If education is mother tongue then it will increase the child’s intellectual ability. The child will grasp the subject better if taught in their mother tongue.” Eight states had started work on preparing engineering textbooks in their mother tongue. Research and development would also start in regional languages.