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Must revive interest in Sanskrit, says Manish Sisodia

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Published : Aug 4, 2017, 3:33 am IST
Updated : Aug 4, 2017, 3:34 am IST

Efforts should be made to revive interest in Sanskrit among children.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (Photo: PTI)
 Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: While inaugurating the Sanskrit Week in Delhi, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday made a fervent appeal to scholars to review Sanskrit books and incorporate chapters of daily use for the students in the city.

“I request to teachers and scholars of Sanskrit to review the books on the language and collate texts which could be of daily use. Efforts should be made to revive 
interest in Sanskrit among children. The approach should be to attune the language with the children,”he said. 

Mr Sisodia who also holds the Arts, Culture and Languages portfolio said that at present the language is treated as a scoring subject to improver percentage.

“Our society has been unable to set such an agenda for a Sanskrit teacher and the subject has only been reduced to a scoring subject. Since then began the 
injustice with the language,” he added. The Sanskrit Week will continue until August 10.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi