National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will be organizing a seminar demonstrating the education status of Sanskrit.
NCERT is an organization set up by the Government of India to assist and advise the central and state governments on academic matters related to school education. The board is set to organize a 3-day seminar on the education status of Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the primary sacred language of Hinduism, a philosophical language in Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism, and a literary language that was in use as a lingua franca in Greater India. It is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and is an official language of the state of Uttarakhand. As one of the oldest Indo-European languages for which substantial written documentation exists, Sanskrit holds a prominent position in Indo-European studies.
This seminar is hosted in order to promote Sanskrit as a subject. A panel has been appointed by the Human Resource Development ministry for this task. As per an official statement by the ministry, "The panel is headed by former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami. The panel has recommended NCERT that they may prepare a status report of the textbooks of all the classes of all the states on issues like as to when the existing textbooks of Sanskrit prepared, how many times these textbooks were revised and when they were last revised, and what are the innovative designs included during the last revision."
This step will definitely bring a boost in status of Sanskrit education. Brainbuxa will keep you updated on news and views across the nation. For more, take a halt here at Brainbuxa.