Assam Cabinet Declares Sanskrit as Compulsory Subject upto Class 8
Posted on:06 Mar 2017 09:31:52
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06 March 2017 Current Affairs: In a cabinet meeting on February 28, 2017, the Assam government led by the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal decided to make Sanskrit a compulsory language for students up to class 8 in the state.
Besides, the government also decided to promote computer education in the state. The government would also appoint teachers for the two subject.
The government will also connect each panchayat of the state with Internet facility by the end of 2017-18.
The decision to make Sanskrit mandatory was highly appreciated by the Assam Sanskrit Sahitya Sabha and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as it would prevent western impact on state’s culture.
However, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) criticized the decision to make Sanskrit compulsory instead of promoting Assamese language in the schools.
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