In 2007, the Education Minister, Mr
Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced that from
2008, a grant of $1.5 million will be provided to encourage the study
of non-Tamil Indian languages (NTIL) (Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi
and Urdu). In addition NTIL grades will be recognized by the Ministry
of Education at all levels. Both of these measures will go a long way
in aiding the development of the NTIL.
DAV Hindi School would like to take this opportunity to express its
heartfelt gratitude to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Education
Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam for these
timely measures that significantly aid the study of NTIL in Singapore.