Delhi govt to start 75 Sanskrit teaching centres
The Delhi government has decided to start 75 Sanskrit teaching centres across the national Capital, enabling people to learn the language at a nominal fee.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday announced the decision and said a three-month certificate course will be offered at these centres, which will conduct three two-hour sessions a week. "Every family in Delhi should be able to understand Sanskrit being used in day-to-day life and that's the aim of the course," Sisodia said
Sisodia, who also heads the Delhi goverment's Art, Culture and Languages departmentm also added that a committee will design the course in a month's time and the centres will open soon.
"Though Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages in the world, its usage is now very limited and with the course, we're trying to make it enjoyable for people," he said.
Sisodia said that currently even students who study Sanskrit till Class X are not able to understand Sanskrit words being used in day-to-day life.
"In schools, grammar and forms are taught. But here we want to teach Sanskrit in a way which ordinary people will understand and enjoy," he added.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Delhi government decided to promote Hindi and other regional languages among the masses by extending financial assistance for opening up of literary clubs in the city.