12-17-2014, 03:39 PM
As per the three language formula, Sanskrit or any other modern Indian language would be required alongside English and Hindi in CBSE schools.
The HRD ministry has issued a fresh circular in this regard. The object is to "course-correct" any anomalies and abide by National Policy on Education which espouses the three language formula.
An official said despite a directive issued in this regard earlier, most of the CBSE schools do not "strictly" follow the three language formula.
The Sanskrit language has been in focus recently after the government decided to replace the German language with Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.
The Supreme Court today accepted the proposal of the HRD ministry to introduce Sanskrit as a third language, observing that it would not create any additional burden on the students as no exam would be conducted.
The move could come as a shot in arms for bodies like Sanskrit Bharati, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Singh outfit, which has been demanding teaching of Sanskrit in CBSE schools instead of foreign language.