Uttarakhand madrassas to teach Sanskrit

The approval to include Sanskrit in the syllabus comes days after the Madrassa Welfare Society of Uttarakhand approached the state government to include Sanskrit as one of the subjects in the syllabus.

By: PTI | Dehradun | Published: January 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Uttarakhand madrassas to teach Sanskrit At present, madrassas in the state offer Maths, Science, Ayush and Social Science as optional subjects.

The lower committee of Uttarakhand Madrassa Education Board (UMEB) has given its nod to a proposal seeking inclusion of Sanskrit and Computer Science as optional subjects in madrassas all over the state from the next academic session.

At present, madrassas in the state offer Maths, Science, Ayush and Social Science as optional subjects. A six-member lower committee of the board yesterday cleared the proposal for inclusion of Sanskrit and Computer Science as optional subjects, UMEB Deputy Registrar Akhlaq Ahmad told PTI. The proposal will now be moved to the upper committee of the board for its approval, he said.

The approval to include Sanskrit in the syllabus comes days after the Madrassa Welfare Society of Uttarakhand approached the state government to include Sanskrit as one of the subjects in the syllabus.

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  1. Manoj
    Jan 12, 2018 at 4:56 pm
    Sanskrit is probably the most primitive and unpractical language on the planet, and enforcing it is the worst example of waste of time and talent. If this government believes in intellectual and scientific progress, then it should systematically ban Sanskrit in schools. It is good to know history, but it is treacherous to be re-living in historical times and then claim that this would mean progress. This is without any wisdom. Latin has been deemed a dead language while Sanskrit is moribund, and for the better. It serves no meaningful purpose.
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