SARAN – In a novel initiative, Pramendra Ranjan Singh, principal of Narayan College in Bihar’s Chhapra, has authored some physics text books in the local Bhojpuri language.
Bhojpuri is spoken by millions in the western part of Bihar and a vast swathe of eastern Uttar Pradesh.
The books are meant to serve as a learning aid for students at matriculation and intermediate levels.
He said his objective was to impart critical physics lessons in a language that his spoken locally and is easy to understand as well.
Research has shown that children’s first language or mother toungue is the optimal language for literacy and learning throughout primary school
The debate about providing primary education in mother tongue has been going on since Independence but little efforts have been made in this direction. Most of those who make policies, believe that there are just 22 languages spoken in our country and all our children speak only these languages included in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.