[lg policy] India: New Education Policy to boost Sanskrit, Indian languages

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Thu Aug 18 10:58:26 EDT 2016


New Education Policy to boost Sanskrit, Indian languages: Prakash
Javadekar "Sometimes
I feel, that more than the British, we have anglicised our country in the
last 50-60 years," the HRD minister said
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By: PTI <http://indianexpress.com/agency/pti/> | New Delhi | Published:August
17, 2016 7:55 pm
[image: Musheerabad: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar interacts with
students at a Government School in Musheerabad, in Hyderabad on
Saturday.PTI photo(PTI8_13_2016_000212B)] Musheerabad: Union HRD Minister
Prakash Javadekar interacts with students at a Government School in
Musheerabad, in Hyderabad on Saturday.PTI photo(PTI8_13_2016_000212B)

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.

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.
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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.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/new-education-policy-to-boost-sanskrit-indian-languages


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