SGT Times Reporter
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will soon be seen in a different role. This time people will see him as a student. The has enrolled himself at Kurukshetra University (KU) as a student of a course in Japanese Culture and Language launched by Kurukshetra University recently. In fact, Khattar will be the first student of this course in Kurukshetra University.
Among his co students are – V Umashankar, Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Som Nath Sachdeva, Vice Chancellor of Kurukshetra University.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has applauded Khattar’s move who took to Twitter to appreciate Khattar. Modi wrote, “This is wonderful to know. I have known @mlkhattar Ji for years and he is someone who loves to learn new things. His decision to learn Japanese is another step in that direction. (sic)”
Khattar thanked Modi through a tweet, which read, “Curiosity is the fuel for discovery, inquiry and learning.”
Knowledge is infinite, and I believe we should strive to gather as much as we can during our own lifetimes. Thank you for your kind appreciation
Prof. Brajesh Sawhney, Chairperson, Department of Foreign Languages, Kurukshetra University, informed that the course is designed around the newly introduced National Education Policy and will cater to ministers, government representatives, and higher officers. The course will help officials to better communicate with Japanese representatives and lay firm grounds for fields like economy, business, education, and research between the two countries.
Prof. Sawhney added that the basic certification course will consist of Japanese history, Japanese life-values, basic knowledge of Japanese writing, pronunciation, and vocabulary. In addition, the candidates will be taught basic greetings used in daily life and business meetings.
The classes that CM Khattar will attend for three months will be held two days a week. To avail the certificate of completion, the attendees will go through a language proficiency test and will have to take a minimum number of classes to pass.