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Haryana CM to learn Japanese language, is admitted to Kurukshetra University | Education


His staff may have to rework the agenda of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for the next three months if they haven’t already. The Japanese course the chief minister has enrolled in is scheduled to start on November 28, a senior faculty member at the university said.

Khattar announced his decision to enroll in the Japanese course in August when he officially launched the online certificate course at an event at Kurukshetra University. The chief minister said he would be the first student to enroll in the course for civil servants.

In a statement released Thursday, the university confirmed that the chief minister had kept his word.

Kurukshetra University Vice-Chancellor Professor Som Nath Sachdeva said it was a matter of pride for the university that the chief minister was the first student of the Japanese course. The last deadline to pay the ??10,000 fresh was November 22.

Professor Brajesh Sawhney, chairman of the university’s foreign languages ​​department, said the online course is specially designed to meet the needs of government officials and senior officials to strengthen collaborations between India and Japan. in the fields of business, economics, research and education.

Classes will take place two days a week, he said. The university hired a Japanese teacher for the certificate course.

Of course, all students will be required to attend a minimum number of classes and will be tested for their language skills before obtaining the certificate, said Professor Sawhney, who is also the dean of the university’s faculty of arts. However, he did not specify whether the test will be written or oral.

The last time the Chief Minister likely sat in a classroom was 46 years ago, in 1975, when he graduated from the University of Delhi.

This online course will not be so crowded. A university official told HT that there would only be six students. Among his classmates will be his principal secretary V Umashankar, Councilor Pawan Chaudhary and even the vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Som Nath Sachdeva.

Prof Sawhney said the course was designed to help government officials improve interaction with senior Japanese leaders, as Japan is one of the biggest investors in Haryana.

The basic certificate course, he said, “will cover Japanese history, values ​​of Japanese life, the basics of Japanese writing and pronunciation, Japanese vocabulary, and basic greetings used in daily life and business meetings “.

True, Haryana went to great lengths to encourage Japanese business leaders to relocate to the state and expand existing factories. Like the India Japan Golf Meet hosted by the Haryana government in early 2020, weeks before the Covid-19 pandemic forced a nationwide lockdown in India. Khattar insisted on being present at the event and in his speech added a handful of Japanese to impress his guests.