Assam Makes Sanskrit Compulsory Subject Upto Class 8
In a cabinet decision taken yesterday, the Assam government led by Sarbananda Sonowal decided to make Sanskrit along with computer education, a permanent subject in the state schools.
Education | Edited by Shihabudeen Kunju S | Updated: Mar 2, 2017 9:19 pm IST | Source: Agencies
"To increase computer literacy, the government has taken a cabinet decision yesterday that all schools will have computer education and Sanskrit as permanent subjects. Accordingly, teachers will also be appointed," Mahanta said.
In another report, Parliamentary Affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said that the teachers will be appointed in high schools under Swachh Bharat Mission and they will be made responsible in maintaining cleanliness in schools in Assam state.
The cabinet meeting was chaired by CM Sarbananda Sonowal.
Keshab Mahanta has also said that 'Knowledge Club' will be opened in every panchayats and it would house all digital facilities as part of making each panchayat in the state connected with internet.
Also the Cabinet has decided that all the schools will teach Sanskrit as a compulsory language up to 8th Standard.- Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) February 28, 2017
"We want to take Internet connectivity to each panchayat by next fiscal. Then we will expand it to each revenue village and then to every household," Information Technology Minister Keshab Mahanta said in the Assembly, as reported by Press Trust of India.
(With Inputs from Agencies)
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