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To promote Sanskrit education NCERT plans for a three day seminar

Jul 22, 2016 18:38 IST

    In order to measure the status of Sanskrit education and the attachment of the students with the language, the NCERT is planning to host a three-day long seminar nationwide. The planning of the seminar is against the backdrop of the HRD ministry recommendations, that earlier appointed a panel to find out ways to promote Sanskrit education in the county.

    The former Chief Election Commissioner, N Gopalaswami headed the panel constituted by NCERT. According to the recommendations of his panel, the NCERT was told to make a status report of their Sanskrit books of all classes in all of the states of the country. It also stated to note when the existing Sanskrit books were prepared and how many revisions have been made to the books during this while. They were also asked to go through the possible change in the design in the last revision for Sanskrit books, to make it more appealing to the students.

    Along with focusing on the text books and revision of the study materials, the panel also suggested to collect data of sanctioned Sanskrit teacher posts in every state, number of posts filled and vacant in the schools run by government or the private bodies.

    The committee was formulated last year by the Human Resource Development, with the goal of reviving interest in the language for the students. M. Gopalaswami, who was the head of the panel is presently the Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati and is assessing and reviewing present schemes to develop the Sanskrit language and make it more interesting for students.

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