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Published:October 29th, 2012 11:09 EST
Australia's Plan to Introduce Hindi in schools

Australia's Plan to Introduce Hindi in schools

By SOP newswire2

Hindus have welcomed Australian plans to introduce Hindi in country`s schools as outlined in the recently released Australia in the Asian Century White Paper ".

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, termed this development as a step in the right direction " for Australia.

This White Paper states: All Australian students will have the opportunity, and be encouraged, to undertake a continuous course of study in an Asian language throughout their years of schooling. All students will have access to at least one priority Asian language; these will be Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian and Japanese. "

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said that in addition to Hindi; Australian schools should also make facilities available for teaching other Indian languages like Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, etc.

This 312-page White Paper sets out 25 objectives to be met by 2025.