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New NCERT textbooks to be made/ developed in 22 languages included in the VIII Schedule

Newdelhi:28/3/23:Union Education Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today held a high level meeting on new National Curriculum Framework and new textbooks based on NEP 2020, in New Delhi.

Secretary, School Education Shri Sanjay Kumar, Senior officials of NCERT and Members of National Steering Committee on National Curriculum Framework attended the meeting.

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During the meeting the Minister asked to develop textbooks in 22 languages included in the VIII schedule of the Constitution. This will be in consonance with the National Education Policy – 2020 perspective of imparting multilingual education.

Shri Pradhan also said that the learning-teaching material “Jaadui Pitara” developed by the NCERT will be taken forward to reach out to every school in the form of open education resources.  There is a need to make it a mass movement so that innovative and creative youth will join hands to develop a variety of innovative learning-teaching materials, he added.

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