Madhya Pradesh to be first state to introduce MBBS textbooks in Hindi

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Central Minster Amit Shah will introduce first-year MBBS textbooks in Hindi this Sunday at Bhopal. This makes Madhya Pradesh, the first state in India that will have MBBS textbooks available in the Hindi language. The new move comes in the wake of discussions surrounding the Parliamentary panel's suggestion to make Hindi the official language in Hindi-speaking states of India and regional language in non-speaking states.

They are introducing the Hindi edition of Medical Bio-Chemistry, Medical Physiology, and Anatomy texts. According to the Madhya Pradesh education Minister Vishwas Sarang, an expert panel consisting of 97 doctors worked for 9 months to prepare these medical textbooks in Hindi.

Not all words have been translated into Hindi. For instance, they have retained the word spinal cord in English. This is because of the assumption that since there are students hailing from North-East states, it will be impractical to translate the English/Greek words completely into Hindi.

They are introducing the books for the first time at Bhopal Gandhi Medical College. This will be extended to 13 govt medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh. 

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