Guwahati: Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu on Saturday stated that due to the lack of knowledge of the Hindi language in the state, job seekers from Assam face challenges in finding jobs in Hindi-speaking states.
The minister also claimed that this is hampering our state and its people to a large extent.
Speaking to the media Minister Ranoj Pegu said, “Learning a language is a skill and it is equally important as getting a degree or certificate. Job seekers from Assam are lacking in this skill; thus, they are unable to find a conducive job market engagement in states like Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, etc. Only opting for fourth-grade jobs in South India will not make our youths successful. So learning the Hindi language is a must to enter the Indian job market.”
The minister also mentioned that job seeker will have to prepare themselves for jobs outside Assam. “If people from other states can come to Assam for jobs then why not our youths do the same? We cannot solve our daily issues by seeking jobs only in Assam; our people will have to move outside Assam for better opportunities,” added the education minister.
The state education minister informed that the Government of Assam is also planning to urge the Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya to open a campus in Assam.
Pegu further mentioned that posts for Hindi teachers in the state are still vacant.
Earlier, Union home minister Amit Shah at the 37th meeting of the Parliamentary Official Language Committee stated that people of different states should communicate with each other in Hindi, and not English.
Shah, however, clarified that Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English and not the local language. He also suggested that Hindi should be made more flexible by accepting words from other local languages.