Primary education should be in Marathi, says Governor on language dayPTI | Mumbai | Updated: 27-02-2021 22:51 IST | Created: 27-02-2021 22:37 IST
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday appealed to people in the state to ensure that children receive primary education in Marathi.
`Marathi Bhasha Din' is celebrated every year on February 27, the birth anniversary of poet and Jnanpith awardee late V V Shirwadkar.
While English should be mastered, one should take pride in one's mother tongue, the governor said.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said his government was working to conserve and develop Marathi.
''Easy and meaningful Marathi words should be used in official work,'' he said.
The government will set up a ''books village'' in every district, Thackeray announced.
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