This Article is From Aug 18, 2016

New Education Policy To Boost Sanskrit, Indian Languages: Prakash Javadekar

New Education Policy To Boost Sanskrit, Indian Languages: Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar said that many school students have already opted for Sanskrit.

New Delhi: All Indian languages including Sanskrit, will get a boost under the New Education Policy (NEP) that the government is working on, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday.

"The policy of the Indian government is that there should be development of all Indian languages. Sometimes I feel, that more than the British, we have anglicised our country in the last 50-60 years. However, English too is a good language," he said.

Mr Javadekar was speaking at the inauguration of an event under which over a dozen institutions including the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, would hold week-long contests and other activities in schools to promote Sanskrit.

On the New Education Policy (NEP), he said the previous commissions had rightfully given a prominent place to Sanskrit.

"We are also moving towards NEP and there was a debate in Parliament. Nobody opposed the development of Indian languages because through it we can promote our culture. All Indian languages have their speciality," he said .

He said the world over, universities have Sanskrit and the high quality literature and works in it, he said.

The HRD minister said that many school students opted for Sanskrit as it is considered a scoring subject.

No matter what the motivation, it is good it is being studied, he said.

The government has put in public a draft of inputs on NEP and has sought a feedback.