Govt to open Sanskrit varsity in the state, says minister

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Hisar
  • Updated: Dec 06, 2014 19:14 IST

Education minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Saturday said the state government would open a Sanskrit university in Haryana.

Speaking at a function organised by Gurukul, Arya Nagar, to mark its golden jubilee, Sharma said gurukuls have been imparting education in Sanskrit language, which has been declared as the most scientific and computer-friendly language in the world.

"Keeping in view the demand of Sanskrit scholars all over the world, the state government would open a Sanskrit university."

In his address, governor Kaptan Singh Solanki said the cure of all problems lies in the quality education. "The gurukuls have been playing a vital role in preserving Indian culture and Vedic knowledge," he said, while announcing Rs 10-lakh grant to the institution.

Haryana agriculture minister OP Dhankhar announced that the government would bring a bill in the next assembly session to legislate a law banning cow slaughter in the state.

The role of gurukuls in India is responsible for its position of Vishva Guru in matters of spirituality in the world, he added.

The governor felicitated Acharya Ram Sarup Shastri by giving him Rs 1.25 lakh and honouring him with a shawl and a citation to mark the 50 years of Gurukul. Acharya gave this money to the institution.

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