Maharashtra government on Friday announced that the government will start virtual classes to teach Marathi to people abroad who want the younger generation to learn the language.
Maharashtra Minister of industries and Marathi language Subhash Desai while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 95th Marathi Literary meet being held at Udgir made the announcement.
Desai said, “Earlier, there was a law to have signboards of shops made in Marathi. But small establishments were exempted from the rule, and that was also corrected”.
A proposal has been sent to the Centre seeking an aristocratic status for Marathi and a response is being awaited, the minister said, adding that the Mumbai University has made an application to make Marathi a language of employment.
“The government will set up Marathi Bhasha Bhavan in every district to study various dialects of the language and Marathi literature of the respective district. The state government will start virtual classrooms for people living abroad who want the younger generation to learn the language,” Desai said.