Jammu and Kashmir: Sanskrit will now be taught in schools, will be applicable as an optional subject from class one to eight

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News Desk, Amar Ujala, Jammu

Published by: charisma chib
Updated Fri, 16 Jul 2021 6:27 PM IST

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The School Education Department sought information from the Directors of Education of both the divisions on three points.

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Schools in Jammu and Kashmir are now preparing to introduce Sanskrit as an optional subject till class VIII. Till now, Sanskrit is taught in schools from class IX to XII. The School Education Department has asked the Director of School Education of both the divisions for the number of students taking Sanskrit subject from class 9 to 12 and other information. On behalf of the Joint Director of School Education Department, Madan Gopal Sharma, by sending separate letters to the Director of Education, Jammu and Kashmir, it has been said that Sanskrit is to be implemented as an optional and language subject from class I to VIII.

For this a draft has to be prepared. The department has sought information from both the directors on three points. It has been asked to state how many higher and higher secondary schools are teaching Sanskrit. Sanctioned posts of Sanskrit teachers and how many teachers are working. What is the number of students registered in Sanskrit subject in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th.

Information on these three points has been asked to be given at the earliest. Sources said that after receiving the letter from the School Education Department, the Office of the Director of Education, Jammu has asked all Chief Education Officers (CEOs) to send the information within three days. Sources said that after receiving information from both the divisions, the department will start the process of implementing Sanskrit up to class VIII.

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Sources say that the Lieutenant Governor’s administration is trying to spread Sanskrit. There is also a plan to open an innovative secret institute here. Jammu and Kashmir is considered the mother of Sanskrit. But this language could not be spread here as compared to other states of the country. For a long time there has been a demand to include Sanskrit in school education.

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