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Panel suggests setting up of Central Board of Veda & Sanskrit

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A government appointed panel has suggested that the HRD ministry to establish a Central Board of Veda and Sanskrit Secondary Education that will affiliate, conduct exams and make available the grant-in-aid.

The panel headed by former CEC N Gopalaswami in its report said that there are Sanskrit Pathashalas across the country.

"Their traditional education has neither recognition nor they are aware of recognition issue. It is very necessary to protect traditional learning and make the learning duly recognized by an authority," the panel said as it recommended a Central Board of Veda and Sanskrit Secondary Education.

This will be an independent body under MHRD with appropriate authority, the panel said.

It has also suggested a full-fledged Sanskrit cells in bodies like the Indian Council for Historical Research and research.

The committee has said NCERT may be asked to submit a status report within three months on the implementation of three language formula in secondary schools and two language formula in Higher Secondary Schools in all the Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Boards.

As per the three language formula English, mother tongue and a third language is taught in schools.

First Published: Fri, February 12 2016. 22:13 IST