It shall be the endeavour of every State and of every local authority within the State to provide adequate facilities for instruction in the mother-tongue at the primary stage of education to children belonging to linguistic minority groups; and the President may issue such directions to any State as he considers necessary or proper for securing the provision of such facilities.

Debate Summary

This provision was not part of the Constitution of India, 1950. It was inserted by the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956.