Primary education among the children should be imparted in mother tongue in order to instill a respect for the mother language in the young minds, said Vice President M Vekaiah Naidu.
"We should never forget our motherland and our mother tongue," he said at the second convocation of Swami Rama Himalayan University.
"There is nothing wrong in learning different languages, but we must respect our mother tongue because it can express feelings and thoughts which other languages cannot," Mr. Naidu said.
"Primary education to children should be given in their mother tongue to instill a sense of respect for it in young minds," he said
Noting that the entire world is one family is the basis of the India's culture. "We may speak different dialects and languages but the country is one," he said.
He congratulated the students who were conferred with the degrees at the convocation and asked them to remember that education is not the means to gain employment but it is a means to enlighten the minds.
He further said "youth had a crucial role to play in the Centre's initiatives such as Skill India, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Swachcha Bharat Mission, Make In India and Digital India".