Popularise Sanskrit: HRD tells NCERT
The HRD ministry has roped in NCERT to make Sanskrit popular in schools and also to train five lakh Sanskrit teachers in the next three to four years under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
NCERT has been asked to submit a status report within three months on the implementation of the three-language formula in secondary schools and the two-language formula in higher secondary schools.
NCERT has been told that its report should indicate which three languages are being offered in schools, the classes covered, how many periods and marks are allotted to Sanskrit and other nine languages. The report should also look into whether Sanskrit is being offered for students in all three streams -arts, science and commerce.
dinathanthi newspaper 02/05/2016 : http://www.dinathanthiepaper.in/firstpage.aspx