While Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray vows to give Marathi its due, his son plans to pursue Mass Media course in English despite having option of Marathi, reports Mid Day.
Raj Thackeray's son, Amit, wants to pursue a bachelor's degree course in mass media in the English medium at Ruia College, Matunga. This, despite the college introducing a course in Marathi from this academic year, the report said.
Thackeray, who was accompanied by an entourage of at least 50 party workers, went to the college around 12.30 pm on Thursday with his son Amit to seek admission to the Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) course in English medium.
According to a source, Thackeray, who for the last two years, has been saying he wants to give Marathi language the due it deserves, went directly to the principal's cabin with his son."Teachers and other staff members told us that Thackeray wants his son to study BMM at the college in the English medium," said the source who requested anonymity.
Principal of the college Suhas Pednekar confirmed Thackeray's visit. "He enquired about subjects being taught in the BMM stream and generally about other subjects taught at the college."Pednekar confirmed that the college has introduced the BMM course in Marathi medium this year.
Confirming that her son and husband had visited Ruia College Thackeray's wife, Sharmila said: "They are visiting various colleges. But I cannot comment on what medium Amit will opt for if he pursues BMM. Nothing has been decided."
MNS spokesperson Shirish Parkar too corroborated that Thackeray and Amit had visited Ruia College. "He went there as a parent, not as a politician. I am not aware of the purpose of the visit," said Parkar.