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Maharashtra Assembly clears bill to make Marathi compulsory in schools

As per the legislation, the schools which will fail to comply with the provisions of the bill and will not make Marathi compulsory will have to pay penalty up to ₹1 lakh.

Maharashtra Assembly clears bill to make Marathi compulsory in schools
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On the occasion of ‘Marathi Bhasha Diwas’, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a bill making the learning and teaching of Marathi compulsory in schools across the state. The same will be mandatory for first to 10th standard from the academic year 2020-21. 

The Maharashtra Compulsory Teaching and Learning of Marathi Language in Schools Bill, 2020, has a provision for a penalty in case of non-compliance by the schools. The bill was cleared in the state legislative council on Wednesday. 

As per the legislation, the schools which will fail to comply with the provisions of the bill and will not make Marathi compulsory will have to pay penalty up to ₹1 lakh. Irrespective of the education boards which they are affiliated to, the Marathi will be made compulsory in schools. 

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While speaking in the upper house on Wednesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expressed pleasure over the passage of the bill to make Marathi compulsory in schools. 

“Marathi is a historical language, which has got great literature, culture and past. It is a language of strength and devotion and it is everyone’s duty to conserve it,” CM Uddhav Thackeray said. 

CM Uddhav Thackeray had said that he will demand the central government to grant classical language status to Marathi. 

The Maharashtra Compulsory Teaching and Learning of Marathi Language in Schools Bill, 2020 was introduced and cleared in the legislative council first. Usually, a bill is introduced in the legislative assembly. 

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However, Council Chairman Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar had allowed the bill to be introduced in the upper house first as an exception. Maharashtra Marathi Language Minister Subhash Desai had tabled the bill in the council yesterday. 

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