Delhi govt schools to now get French language education
The MoU was signed in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and HE Emmanuel Lenain
The Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) and the Institut Fran'ais en Inde (IFI-The French Institute in India) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday to introduce French language in Delhi government schools.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and HE Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India.
"As a part of our programme to introduce prominent global languages in government schools, students will now have the option to learn French too," Sisodia said.
"Introduction of global languages like French will unlock new career options for our students in various fields and will make them professionally sound," he added.
Learning a global language, according to the Deputy Chief Minister, entails not only the acquisition of skills but also a link with a country's culture.
French language will be introduced in 30 DBSE-affiliated schools during the trial phase, and will thereafter be spread to other schools based on the children's desire in learning it.