On the eve of Union Minister Amit Shah’s launch of the Madhya Pradesh government’s ambitious plan to provide medical education in Hindi, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Saturday that many students are dropping out of colleges. medicine because they don’t know English.
In a lighter vein, he pointed out that doctors can write “Shri Hari” on the top of prescription slips and then write the list of medications, etc. in Hindi.
The Chief Minister said Madhya Pradesh would become the first state in the country to provide medical education in Hindi.
Shah will unveil the Hindi manuals of the MP medical training program on Sunday during a program at the Motilal Nehru Stadium.
Addressing a program aimed at raising awareness of the innovative stage, Mr Chouhan said: “Even the poorest person in a village feels, even after selling assets, that children should be educated in English schools. Claiming to have seen a student drop out of medical school because he did not know English, the CM said alumni should change their children’s mentality towards Hindi and make them proud of the language so that they learn it. readily accept.
A new era starts from Bhopal, he said in reference to the decision to provide medical education in the state in Hindi.
“Every village needs a doctor. What is the problem? They will write prescriptions in Hindi. If they have to write the medicine ‘crocin’, they will write it in Hindi after writing ‘Shri Hari’ at the top of the ‘ordinance,’ he said. in a lighter vein amidst laughter from the crowd.
Madhya Pradesh will become the first state in the country to provide medical education in Hindi, Chouhan said, adding that it was a program to establish pride in one’s native language and a milestone. to change the mindset of people.
Meanwhile, the opposition Congress has scoffed at preparations for Sunday’s event, saying students were forced to attend.
“If Amit Shah is a mass leader, why does the state government have to give orders to educational institutions to send their students to the program? Students are coerced and threatened with consequences including suspend the semester if they do not show up for the program,” State Congress Media Department Chairman KK Mishra said.
In response, BJP spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi said Congress needed to look into how it worked.
“MP is going to be the first state in the country to teach (medicine) in Hindi. It is a great achievement. No institute or student has been forced (to attend the program). They are cordially invited to participate in this program because it is directly related to them,” Chaturvedi said.
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