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Gujarat government to set up education board to promote Sanskrit language

Vijay Rupani

Gujrat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Monday that his government is planning to introduce Sanskrit Board to popularise the ancient language among the children and adults. He made this announcement while inaugurating a two-day state-level convention of ‘Samskrita Bharati’, a non-profit entity at Kolavada in Gandhinagar district.

“To popularise Sanskrit among the masses, my government is mulling to introduce Sanskrit Board. We will provide all necessary help and make necessary arrangements in this regard in consultation with experts and Samskrita Bharati,” the minister said.

He saw the need for Sanskrit to be given more importance due to its lack of awareness among the people. Terming Sanskrit as India’s heritage, he decided to popularise the language. He stressed on to the ‘pseudo-secularists’ of the country who tried to sideline the language.

He also recalled Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s establishment of ‘Shree Somnath Sanskrit University’ at Veraval town of Gir Somnath district when he was Gujarat chief minister.

He emphasized on to the fact that the Sanskrit Board will be on the same paths as of CBSE and Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board. He assured the audience that his government will build the focus to popularise the language among the masses.

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