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Sanskrit Grams Programme: Uttarakhand

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  • September 17, 2020
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Sanskrit Grams Programme: Uttarakhand

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Education; Policies and Intetventions

In news

  • The Uttarakhand Government has decided to develop ‘Sanskrit Grams’ across the state.
  • Aim: To teach people to use Sanskrit regularly.

Key takeaways

  • Several villages were selected according to the availability of Sanskrit schools so that teachers may visit the villages often and motivate residents to learn and use Sanskrit.
  • Villages were selected at the meeting of the Uttarakhand Sanskrit Academy, chaired by the Uttarakhand Chief Minister.
  • The Academy shall also be renamed as Uttaranchal Sanskrit Sansthanam Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
  • Focus: School-going children so that they can learn the language from a young age.

Do you know?

  • Sanskrit is the second official language in Uttarakhand after Hindi.
  • Article 345 of the Constitution deals with the Official language or languages of a State.

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