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Brisbane(PTI): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday utilized a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the move to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas and was assured it would be looked into within the confines of the Indian system.
The Chancellor told Modi that India should work on a system where children can learn German in schools.
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“Merkel did raise the issue of teaching German language in Indian schools. She raised it in a manner requesting the Prime Minister to have a look in it and see what could be the best way forward,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told reporters.
In his response, Modi said it was important for children to learn as many languages as possible and assured Merkel that her concerns will be addressed by the Indian government.