From now Sanskrit will not be a compulsory paper

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As per news,Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani decided to make Sanskrit compulsory in the curriculum while emphasizing that education is not being saffronised.

The decision was taken in light of the controversial resolution to replace German with Sanskrit as the third language in around 500 central government-run Kendriya Vidyalayas.

As per the HRD Minister, teaching German is violating the constitution. A Memorandum of Understanding or MoU was signed between Kendriya Vidyalayas and Goethe Institute-Max Mueller Bhawan in 2011 to make German as third language and for this she already had launched an investigation to find out how the MoU was signed.

It is a known fact that, any of the 23 Indian languages listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution could be made the third language but as per the Minister German will continue only to be taught as a foreign language.

Now, the students are allowed to pick any modern Indian language as their third language after removing of  German as an option in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

You should be aware that, In 2001, KVs passed an order making Hindi, English and Sanskrit compulsory as the three languages, opening up of an option of a regional language only as an additional subject, if 15 or more students opted for it. This system was followed till 2011 when German came up as an option.

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