Tokyo professor sends books to Maharashtra village children studying Japanese

Aurangabad, August 29

Students of a Zila Parishad-run college in a distant village of Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district, who’ve been studying the Japanese language, have obtained assist straight from the Land of the Rising Sun.

A professor primarily based in Tokyo has despatched a number of units of books to assist these college students study Japanese in a greater means.

Gadiwat village, situated round 25 km from Aurangabad metropolis, got here into focus after college students from the native Zila Parishad -run college began studying Japanese via a social media platform and talking that overseas language.

In September final 12 months, the varsity determined to launch a overseas language programme, underneath which college students from Classes four to eight had been requested to decide on a language they wish to study. Most of them selected Japanese as they had been excited about robotics and know-how.

A neighborhood Japanese knowledgeable then began instructing Japanese on-line freed from value. Currently, 70 college students are studying the language.

Talking to PTI, Zila Parishad schooling extension officer Ramesh Thakur stated: “A professor named Prashant Pardeshi from the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, who has been residing in Japan for the past 25 years, came to know about this initiative and decided to help these children to learn the foreign language in a better way.”

“Pardeshi took details of the project from me over the phone and sent six sets of books on Marathi and Japanese languages. We have received the books, which includes a Japanese-Marathi dictionary, translated storybooks and books on grammar and other texts,” he stated.

According to Thakur, the Zila Parishad has now determined to develop the undertaking of instructing Japanese to 4 extra faculties within the district.

“An orientation lecture has been organised for 35 students from four other schools, who wish to learn Japanese,” he stated. PTI

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