Dehradun, Dec 5: Vice President M Vekaiah Naidu on Tuesday said primary education should be given to children in their mother tongue to instill a sense of respect for it in young minds.
We should never forget our motherland and our mother tongue, he said at the second convocation of Swami Rama Himalayan University here.
“There is nothing wrong in learning different languages, but we must respect our mother tongue because it can express feelings and thoughts which other languages cannot,” Naidu said.
“Primary education to children should be given in their mother tongue to instill a sense of respect for it in young minds,” he said.
Noting that the idea that the entire world is one family forms the basis of India’s culture, the vice president said secularism was in the DNA of every Indian.
“We may speak different dialects and languages but the country is one,” he said.