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AHMEDABAD: In a major decision aimed at promoting Gujarati language, the state government on Wednesday announced that Gujarati will be introduced as a compulsory language in classes 1 and 2 from the academic year 2018-19. Teaching of the language will be mandatory in schools affiliated with different boards including CBSE, ICSE and international boards as well as English medium schools.
State education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said that from academic year beginning June 2018-19, Gujarati will be introduced as a introductory language in classes 1 and 2 wherein basics will be taught. After that, the language will be made compulsory in classes 3-8 in a phased manner.