“Students can now give the examination in Rajasthani language as well,” says School Education Minister

“Students can now give the examination in Rajasthani language as well,” says School Education Minister

New Delhi, July 25:  Rajasthan School Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara has announced that students, who are enrolled with the state’s open schools, will be allowed to take the examination in Rajasthani language as well as it has been included as a subject. Till now, the Rajasthani language was not a subject in the state’s open schools, but it has been included as a subject now by the government, Dotasara said during a workshop.

Draft report to be made for providing maximum benefits

Students can now give the examination in Rajasthani language as well,” he has been quoted as saying to a national daily. A draft report for providing maximum benefits to students enrolled in the state’s open schools will also be prepared by the state government, the minister said. He also talked about the government’s efforts to ensure quality education and prosperous future of every child in Rajasthan. The open school centres of the state will also be strengthened by the government, he said.

He said that it is the government’s commitment to ensure that there is no politicisation of education in the state.

However, the minister did not give any clarity about what is “Rajasthani language”.

Components of Rajasthani language

A group of dialects, all with Devanagari script, spoken in various part of the state, comes under the Rajasthani language. The various dialects comprise Marwari, spoken Marwar region of western Rajasthan, Malvi, spoken in Malwa region, Dhundhari, spoken in Dhundhar or Jaipur region. The other languages are Harauti, Mewari, Ahirwati, Shekhawati, and Wagdi among others as well.

Rajasthan Open School Education Secretary Ram Chandra Bagadia, spoke to media regarding which of these dialects would exactly be included in the school curriculum. He said that “the common features of various dialects” would be part of the syllabus of open schools and be taught to students.

The exact form of the Rajasthani language will also undergo evolution. Along with that, its curriculum in schools being taken up from current academic session commencing July 2019 will also be decided.