SRINAGAR May 17: Kailakh Jyotish and Vedic Sansthan Trust president Mahant Rohit Shastri today called on Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh & Minister of State for Education and Culture, Priya Sethi and presented memorandum to them appealing to connect Sanskrit language to Digital and Skill India Mission.
They also requested them to increase intake capacity of the seat at Mata Vaishno Devi Sanskrit Gurukul Katra by hundred so that more number of young scholars come out.
Sanskrit scholars also demanded setting up of a separate Sanskrit Department in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi (SMVD) University to provide a platform facilitating education and research in the field of this ancient and culturally rich language and opening of Sanskrit University in J&K.
Shastri also appealed to set up a separate Ministry for Sanskrit language, which can provide scholarship to young scholars and to provide reservations quota in University lectureship and teaching assistantship.
Shastri requested Deputy CM that coalition should take steps to save Sanskrit language form its deteriorating condition and make it compulsory from 6th standard in schools so that the more number of scholars get appointed in schools and new carrier opportunities get opened up for them. He also request him for up gradation of Shri Raghunath Sanskrit Maha Vidyalaya Birpur to college level institute so that young scholars seeks their further studies and establish various milestone in Sanskrit field.
” As Jammu is know as the city of temples but the students pursuing studies in Sanskrit language have to suffer on account of dearth of facilities and opportunities.
DyCM & Priya Sethi assured the Shastri that they will put their demands before State and Central Government and will take this issue before HRD. Minister, Smriti Irani.