In a move to promote regional languages, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, on Friday, has issued order TV channels to display their TV serials' titles in the regional language they are broadcast in.
Adding that while TV channels are free to add credits and titles in English, the Centre has issued this order to promote Indian languages. He also said this order would be extended to cinemas too.
Recently, the Centre had gained major backlash for its draft National Education Policy 2019 (NEP 2019) which specified a three-language system wherein non-Hindi speaking States in India would include the regional language, English and Hindi, while the parts where Hindi is spoken would have English and one of the modern Indian language in addition to Hindi.
Many Opposition parties (mainly from the South) and famous celebrities, educators claimed it was a 'Hindi imposition' and that it will not be tolerated. DMK even threatened consequences if teh policy was implemented.
Following this development, the Centre released a new, revised policy with no mention of Hindi as a compulsory language in the three-language formula and stating that 'students free to choose any language they want'.
The NEP 2019 released by the Centre is a document 484 pages-long document, in which a sub-section titled 'Implementation of the three-language formula' on page number 83 and 'Flexibility in the three language formula' on page number 84 states that three-language formula would help raise the status of all Indian languages in a 'multilingual country' like India and that the students can change one or more among the three languages in Grade 6 and grade 7.