Uttarakhand sets up cabinet committee to popularise Sanskrit

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 19:02

Dehra Dun: Uttarakhand government decided to
set up a cabinet committee to suggest ways for promoting
Sanskrit in the state.
"The committee headed by state education minister would
give its recommendations on several points like developing
Haridwar and Rishikesh as `Sanskrit towns` and naming one
village each in Garhwal and Kumaon as `Sanskrit grams`,
creating posts of Sanskrit translators in government
departments and inscribing name plates of officials and
politicians in Sanskrit", Principal Secretary (Home) Rajiv
Gupta said after a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
The cabinet also decided to set up a Sanskrit Education
Council with its headquarters in Dehra Dun for 84 Sanskrit
schools and colleges of the state. The council would also
arrange for the training of `Acharyas` and `Pracharyas`.

The state has Sanskrit as second official language

Uttarakhand cabinet also withdrew the eligibility of
having a B.Ed degree for the promotion to the posts of
Lecturer from LT grade, Gupta said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 19:02

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