School Education Minister Kunwar Shah at state-level Sanskrit Sammelan
Bhopal, March 31, 2017 (Ataullah Faizan): School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah said that consolidate steps would be taken to link Sanskrit language with employment in the state. He said that a Government Sanskrit School with a capacity of 360 seats would be established in Bhopal so that women also become skilled in Sanskrit language. Kunwar Vijay Shah was speaking at the State-level Sanskrit Sammelan today. Former Chief Minister Mr. Kailash Joshi was also present as the chief guest. School Education Minister said that the Government Sanskrit School should work in the best way so that teachers and students can be sent for further studies to the country’s best Sanskrit institutions on Government expense. He said that Rs 50 lakh would be made available for construction of the Government Sanskrit School building that is run in the best possible way. This fund will be granted to two best schools every year.
School Education Minister said that 20 women would be imparted knowledge of Shastras through the Maharishi Patanjali Sanskrit Sansthan every year on government expense and would be readied as ‘Woman Pandit’. Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah said that from now on Hindu New Year would be celebrated as Gudi Padwa Nav Varsh every year in government schools. Students would be given information about its importance. He said that diploma courses in Jyotish, Vastu and Yoga would be started in the state.
Mr. Kailash Joshi said that one cannot imagine Hindu culture without Ramayana in India. For this it is important to impart education of Sanskrit to children and youth. If Sanskrit and Hindi is neglected in the country compared to Foreign language, Hindu culture may have to face threat. All India General Secretary of Sanskrit Bharati Shrish Devpujari said that Sanskrit is ‘Devbhasha’ (language of the Gods). It is need of the hour that it is made employment-oriented.
The Sammelan was addressed by Dr. Mithila Prasad Tripathi and Professor Bhagwat Charan Shukla of Kashi Vishwavidyalaya. Commissioner Public Instruction Mr. Neeraj Dubey told that a policy would be made for the development of Sanskrit in accordance with the suggestions that come from experts at the Sammelan. Director of Patanjali Sansthan Mr. P.R. Tiwari said that 143 Sanskrit schools have been granted recognition through the Sansthan. Students of Model Higher Secondary School, T.T. Nagar presented patriotic songs at the State-level Sammelan.