Manipur, Dec. 5 -- Disseminate the knowledge acquired in English or a foreign language to one's mother tongue for eliminating the language barrier and creating a knowledgeable society,Kuldip Chand Agnihotri,advisor to the Union Cultural Ministry said in Imphal Monday.

"The British Education System introduced in 1835 by the East India Company focused on study in English and this has detached us from our own culture," Agnihotri saidwhile speaking at a seminar on NEP 2020, which washeld at UNACCO School, Khongman.

NEP-2020 highlighted the importance of teaching in the mother tongue and introduced several reforms to enable the education system to produce global citizens who are well connected to the ancient Indian values, he said.