Planning to boost study of Sanskrit in schools


Sanskrit is usually an optional subject. Many students do not opt for the subject and Sanskrit is not taken as other subjects. But this time the HRD Minister makes a serious note towards the subject.

As per news, Sanskrit week is being celebrated by HRD ministry for long but never before with so much pomp and thought.

Moreover, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has been roped in by the ministry to organize a 3-day national seminar on ‘Challenges in Sanskrit Teaching and Learning’ from August 7 as part of the Sanskrit week.

It has been decided to encourage the special study of Sanskrit. A meeting regarding this was held on June 5 under school secretary and attended by heads of NCERT, CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. The aim of the meeting was to take special measures to encourage the study of Sanskrit as informed by CBSE. However, the ministry officials said the seminar is routine in nature.

About the Seminar/Workshop-

The seminar to be attended by eminent Sanskrit scholars, Sanskrit teachers and teacher educators from across the country, will focus on issues like Sanskrit curriculum, syllabus, and textbooks; supplementary reading material in Sanskrit and curricular activities; use of computer and audio-visual material in teaching and learning of Sanskrit and development of E-content in Sanskrit.

Addressed by- Radha Vallabh Tripathi, former VC of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan

 The scholars and teachers will discuss issues impacting the teaching and learning of Sanskrit and how this can be made more effective so that the language can become more popular among schoolchildren and in society at large.

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