Steps for development of Sanskrit language

New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development constituted a Committee to suggest a long term vision and road map for the development of Sanskrit under the Chairmanship of Shri N. Gopalaswami, Chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati on 18.11.2015 which submitted its report in February, 2016. The Committee had made several recommendations in i) School education, ii) Higher Education, iii) Traditional education at school level, iv) Traditional education at College level, v) Recommendations for Veda Vidya, vi) Preservation, Propagation and Sustenance of Veda Vidya, vii) Schemes for Development of Veda Vidya, viii) Schemes for Development of Sanskrit, ix) Ashtaadashi (Eighteen projects for sustaining the growth of Sanskrit. Apart from this, the Committee have also given its recommendations on teachers training, ICT in Sanskrit schools and colleges, Additional human resources, Call to Sanskrit scholars etc. Under its general recommendations. This Ministry has forwarded the recommendations to the Heads of all Bureaus/concerned organizations to look into the matter and implement the recommendations which are implementable within the existing policy framework of the Ministry. Further, a Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan has been constituted for the preparation of New Education Policy which is due to submit its report by 31.03.2018.

This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Satya Pal Singh today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.