For the development and growth of Vedic and Sanskrit education, the Human Resources Development Ministry is planning to initiate a Central Board. This will be the first of its kind in the country responsible for the uplift of any particular language.
The government of India had appointed a panel, which was headed by the former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami, to probe about the situation of the Vedic and Sanskrit education in the country and what could be the measures to improve it. The report of the panel suggested that the Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan in Ujjain to be made a Central Sanskrit and Vedic Studies Board for the benefit of the language and growth of the Sanskrit ‘pathshalas’ across the country. The panel, in its report submitted earlier this year, had suggested that the HRD Ministry should establish a central board for the Veda and Sanskrit Secondary Education. The board will be responsible for conducing examination and make available grant-in-aid for students opting for the courses.
The panel in its recommendation has said, “Their traditional education has neither recognition nor they are aware of recognition issue. It is very necessary to protect traditional learning and make the learning duly recognized by an authority.” It had also suggested that the proposed board should be an independent body, working under the Ministry of Human Resource Development authority.
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