Why can't Hindi be taught as third language in TN

The Madras High Court has asked the reason Hindi isn't taught as a third-language of Tamil Nadu and what harm it could cause.

The concerns were brought up by Acting Chief Judge (ACJ) Munishwar Nath Bhandari who was the head of one of the courts first benches on Monday, when an application seeking the court's permission for the Tamil Nadu government to implement the New Education Policy, NEP 2020, which will allow teaching Hindi as a foreign language in schools, was brought up.

Why can't Hindi be taught as third language in TN

In a series of examples of people losing out on being chosen for work due to lack of knowledge of Hindi He said that this shouldn't be a problem to the citizens of Tamil Nadu.
For taking a job in the state of Tamil Nadu, there is no difficulty but outside the state there would be difficulty," he said.

Why can't Hindi be taught as third language in TN

In reminiscing about a brother judge's experience of losing out due to not being able to speak Hindi the ACJ stated that he had applied for a job with the Airports Authority of India. He was selected , but was not offered the job due to the fact that he did not know Hindi Like Hindi Gagan and was unable to answer specific questions in Hindi.

The judge's brother had stated that this was the main disadvantage for people from Tamil Nadu in getting jobs outside the country, the ACJ remembered.

Advocate General (AG) R Shanmugasundaram explained that anyone is free to learn Hindi He said that learning does not mean you are being instructed.

"If you offer the choice of three different languages to students, then only will they be able to choose one, three. If everyone is choosing Tamil, (it is) okay. There's no problem. However, they should be given the option of choosing between English and Hindi or whatever other language that they require," he stated.

The ACJ emphasized that his views cannot be considered from any other perspective the ACJ stated that the choice to give the option to improve the lives of the Tamil Nadu people. Tamil Nadu.

When the AG stated that the state was using two language policies and not a three-language policy, he asked "What is the harm if you follow the three language policy (with Hindi)."

The AG said that it could burden the students too much.

"Tamil as well as English are both already available. I think that adding a fourth language (Hindi) will not be dangerous," the ACJ said.

In appointing the petition of Arjunan Elayaraja from Cuddalore the bench granted the AG four weeks to file the counter-affidavit, even though the AG demanded eight weeks.