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Govt mulls making Sanskrit compulsory

STATE GOVERNMENT is contemplating making Sanskrit compulsory from Class I till XII. The MP Sanskrit Board will be sending a proposal in this regard to the school education department soon. This decision was taken in a meeting of the board held on Monday.

india Updated: Sep 13, 2006 14:26 IST

STATE GOVERNMENT is contemplating making Sanskrit compulsory from Class I till XII. The MP Sanskrit Board will be sending a proposal in this regard to the school education department soon. This decision was taken in a meeting of the board held on Monday.

In the meeting chaired by School Education Minister Dr Narottam Mishra, it was also decided that Sanskrit schools will be exempted from payment of security amount while seeking recognition from Sanskrit Board. Besides, existing Government Sanskrit schools located in the declared holy towns of the State will be upgraded to the Uttar Madhyama level.

Minister of State for School Education, Paras Chandra Jain, Vice-Chairman Madhya Pradesh Sanskrit Board, Dr Manmohan Upadhyaya, Principal Secretary, School Education, Indraneel Shankar Dani, Commissioner, Rajya Shiksha Kendra, MK Singh, Commissioner, Public Instructions, LS Baghel, Director, Public Instructions, JC Bhatt, Joint Director, KK Pandey, Secretary, Sanskrit Board, Sanjay Patwa, principals and all district education officers participated in the meeting. A number of important decisions were taken at the meeting.

School Education Minister issued instructions to relieve district Sanskrit in-charges of dual responsibility of teaching. He suggested all Government Sanskrit schools from Class I to VIII be covered under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. He said the process of recruitment of 900 Sanskrit teachers is underway. Dr Mishra directed officers concerned to ensure early recruitment of Sanskrit teachers by completing all the necessary formalities at the earliest.

Minister of State for School Education, Paras Chandra Jain gave detailed information about the proposed Sanskrit University to be set up in Ujjain.

He declared all Government Sanskrit schools would be strengthened in order to re-establish the identity of Sanskrit in Madhya Pradesh.