Rights panel asked to protect rights of children to learn Telugu
HYDERABAD : The తెలుగు భాషోద్యమ సామఖ్య (Telugu Bhashodyama Samakhya) and తెలుగు భాషా చైతన్య సమితి (Telugu Bhasha Chaitanya Samithi) have jointly appealed to AP State Human Rights Commission chairperson B. Subhashan Reddy to protect the rights of children to learn in Telugu medium.
In a memorandum submitted to Justice Reddy here on Thursday, a delegation comprising the representatives of the two organisations said that the State had a responsibility to provide free and compulsory education to every child in the 6-14 age groups.
Article 350 A of the Constitution envisaged that the State or local authority had the responsibility to provide education to the children in their mother tongue. The delegation consisted of G.S. Varadachari, C. Dharma Rao and K. Nageswara Rao.
They recalled that it was universally accepted that mother tongue was the best and easiest tool of learning and the same had been endorsed by the UN convention.