Parents hail Centre's decision to not hold Sanskrit exams this year

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 06, 2014 21:46 IST

The decision of the Centre to not hold Sanskrit exams this year in nearly 1,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas or central government schools across the country has brought relief to a large number of parents in the city.

Earlier, parents were anxious over the government's decision to replace German language with Sanskrit, which meant that students had to appear for the Sanskrit examination in the middle of the session.

Since the decision, parents had been approaching school officials for some solution, as it would have been difficult for students to learn Sanskrit in such a short span of time, which could have affected their report cards.

"I am really grateful to the Supreme Court for questioning the government over its order which was not at all in students' interest. It is really difficult to learn a new language and that too Sanskrit in two months and appear for the exams. My child who was studying German in his school, was asked to learn Sanskrit for this session by the school," stated Surinder Mahajan, resident of Sector 32, Chandigarh.

Meanwhile, students, who had been learning Sanskrit as their third language in the Kendriya Vidyalaya schools already, will appear for the examination this session.

These schools had been teaching German as an optional language, and thus they will conduct examination for both subjects.

"We always had Sanskrit as the third subject and German as an optional subject in the school. There are 510 students learning German in my school, and thus we would be holding exams for both subjects this session," said Madhu Dhingra, principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47.

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