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March 07, 2020 Saturday 11:55:00 AM IST

Government has taken various measures to promote Sanskrit language - Minister

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To promote the Sanskrit language there are 15State Universities and 3 Deemed to be Universities across the country, said the Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal. The Government has also taken the following measures to develop the Sanskrit language  through Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi which is placed below:

Providing financial assistance to Adarsh Sanskrit Mahavidyalayas / Shodha Sansthans.

Award of merit scholarships to students of Sanskrit Pathasala to College level.

Financial assistance to NGOs / Higher Educational Institutions of Sanskrit for various Research Projects / Programmes.

Retired eminent Sanskrit scholars are engaged under the Shastra Chudamani scheme for teaching. 

Sanskrit is also taught through Non-formal Sanskrit Education (NFSE) programme, by setting up Non-Formal Sanskrit learning centres, in reputed institutions like Indian Institutes Technology, Ayurveda institutions, Modern Colleges and Universities.

Presidential awards for the Sanskrit Language are awarded annually to 16 senior scholars and to 5 young scholars.

Financial Assistance for Publication, Reprint of rare Sanskrit books.

Ashtaadashi containing eighteen Projects for sustaining the growth of Sanskrit has been implemented.

Development of Sanskrit Dictionary to school students.

Development of E-content in the Sanskrit language for an online professional development programme for teachers at the secondary stage.

21-day refresher course for Sanskrit teachers of Andaman and Nicobar Islands at Upper primary stage.

Development of Sanskrit workbook “Abhyasavan Bhava” at Secondary stage.

Development of various e-contents for teachers and students

Ongoing project: Development of compendium of ancient Indian education thoughts in Sanskrit.