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KV to have Sanskrit as Third Language in Class 6-8

Centre has made its stand clear by submitting its statement to Supreme Court that Sanskrit would be the third language in Classes 6 to 8 in Kendriya Vidyalayas. The controversy arose when Centre decided to drop German taught as a language in KV and include Sanskrit as the third language.

Nov 28, 2014 18:24 IST
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Amidst the heated issue over the language row, Centre has made its stand clear by submitting its statement to Supreme Court that Sanskrit would be the third language in Classes 6 to 8 in Kendriya Vidyalayas. The controversy arose when Centre decided to drop German taught as a language in KV and include Sanskrit as the third language. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi sought permission from the court to file an affidavit to which the bench allowed.  The bench had further posted the matter and had asked Centre to file its response on the PIL.

There were petitioners in the form of a group of parents who believe that the decision regarding selection of language should be left to the students and parents and the government should not impose any decision on the students and parents, that too in the ongoing academic session which would affect the future of students adversely.

The Board of Governors (BoG) of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) which is headed by the Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani decided that “teaching of German language as an option to Sanskrit will be discontinued herewith. Though German would be kept as an additional subject for students.” The decision would affect over 70,000 students currently studying across 500 KVs who are in classes 6 to 8 and are asked to switch from German to Sanskrit in the middle of the academic year.

Summary: Centre has made its stand clear by submitting its statement to Supreme Court that Sanskrit would be the third language in Classes 6 to 8 in Kendriya Vidyalayas. The controversy arose when Centre decided to drop German taught as a language in KV and include Sanskrit as the third language.

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