Guwahati, May 16, 2019:
After holding a meeting with the high rank-ed authorities of the CBSE and Assam Sahitya Sabha, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has decided to keep Assamese language as a regular subject.
As per the decision, the subject will be taught within the school hours for about 2 or 3 periods per week.
It is to be mentioned that earlier, a notification of the KVS issued on March 29 said, “If at least 15 or more students opt to study an additional language, the teaching of the additional language may be taken up by the respective schools as per requirement beyond the school hours.”
Meanwhile, Paramananda Rajbongshi, president of the State’s biggest literary body, Assam Sahitya Sabha has threatened to demonstrate democratic protest against the KV move.
Notably, Deputy Commissioner of KVS, Chandradip Nilap was also present in the press conference where Rajbongshi announced his intention. Nilap told the literary body that the decision can only be handled or solved by the Central government. He also urged Assam Sahitya Sabha not to demonstrate any kind of protest in front of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the State.
On the other hand, in the same press conference, Nilap stated it has to be definitely the state government’s move to involve the vernacular language of the state, within the allotted school timing of six hours twenty minutes. At least three periods of the week should be allotted for the regional language of the state, the Deputy Commissioner further stated. (Deputy commissioner koise ne Rajbongshi)
Further describing the move as a conspiracy against Assamese language, the Assam Sahitya Sabha demanded the State government to take strict note of the development.
The Assam Sahitya Sabha has called a press conference today to address the issue.