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Uttarakhand madrassas to teach Sanskrit from next academic session

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:46 IST

As of now, madrassas in the state offer Maths, Science, Ayush and Social Science as optional subjects.

Uttarakhand madrassas to teach Sanskrit from next academic session
Uttarakhand madrassas to teach Sanskrit from next academic session

The lower committee of Uttarakhand Madrassa Education Board (UMEB) has accepted the proposal of including Sanskrit and Computer Science as optional subjects in madrassas all over the state from the next academic session.

As of now, madrassas in the state offer Maths, Science, Ayush and Social Science as optional subjects.

The lower committee of the board, which comprises of six members yesterday, cleared the proposal for inclusion of Sanskrit and Computer Science as optional subjects, UMEB Deputy Registrar Akhlaq Ahmad told PTI.  

He also claimed that the proposal will move to the upper committee of the board for its approval.

The approval to include Sanskrit in the syllabus comes days after the Madrassa Welfare Society of Uttarakhand approached the state government to include Sanskrit as one of the subjects in the syllabus.

Sanskrit is one of the standardized languages of Old Indo-Aryan, originated in the second millennium BCE as Vedic Sanskrit and tracing its linguistic ancestry back to Proto-Indo-Iranian and Proto-Indo-European.

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