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Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday welcomed Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan’s initiative to include Assamese language teaching in the curriculum of Kendriya Vidyalaya.

In view of discontinuance or stopping of Assamese subject teaching or other regional languages in Kendriya Vidyalayas in Assam and the resultant direction of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal to Education Department to take up the matter with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghathan, the authority took decision to incorporate Assamese language teaching in KVs.

It may be noted that Asam Sahitya SabhaAsam Sahitya Sabha signs MoU with USTM also expressed its concern and submitted a memorandum to Kendraiya Vidyalaya Sangathan to include Assamese language teaching in Kendriya Vidyalayas in Assam.

As a result of such communications, the deputy commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghathan, Regional Office Guwahati communicated that as per Article 112 of Education Code for Kendriya Vidyalayas teaching of regional languages including Assamese will be done during school hours for about two to three periods per week.

The same letter has asked Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghathan to engage contractual teachers for teaching of Assamese.

A meeting was held in this context which was presided over by Commissioner and Secretary Secondary Education Preetom Saikia and attended by Deputy Commissioner Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghathan, Regional Office Guwahati C Neelap, and representatives of Asam Sahitya Sabha among others where the decision of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan was communicated and shared.

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