Modi wants medical college, tech institute in every state teaching in local language

PM was addressing a gathering after launching ‘Assam Mala’ scheme to upgrade state highways and laying the foundation for two medical colleges.

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PM Narendra Modi is on his second visit to the poll bound state of Assam, where he laid the foundation stone for two medical colleges and inaugurated the Asom Mala, a roads and highways project | Photo: PTI

Narendra Modi said on Sunday that every state should have at least one medical college and a technical institution that will impart education in the native language.

The prime minister was addressing a gathering after launching ‘Assam Mala’ scheme to upgrade state highways and laying the foundation for two medical colleges.

“There is no dearth of talent in the villages and far-flung areas,” Modi said. “I have a daring dream of each state having at least one medical college and a technical institution imparting education in the local language,” he said, promising setting up such institutions in Assam after the assembly elections.

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The PM said this will improve medical services in remote areas as more and more doctors will be able to reach out to people in their mother tongue and understand their problems.

The two medical college and hospitals will come up in Biswanath and Charaideo districts.

In India, teaching and learning have largely been in English but that could change with the advent of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. “Taking inspiration from the National Education Policy, it will now be tried to teach all technical courses including medical, engineering in mother tongue,” Modi had tweeted after the unveiling of the NEP.

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