HRD Minister, Smriti Irani created a big controversy when she announced the replacement of German language with Sanskrit in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools. Introduction and promotion of an ancient subject doesn’t really mean scrapping a different subject.
Has Sanskrit Language become so dead that it craves for replacement?
HRD Minister, Smriti Irani created a big controversy when she announced the replacement of German language with Sanskrit in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools.
The reason cited is the 3 language policy that says, Hindi, English and Sanskrit or a modern Indian language.
Germany is seen as the most sought after destinations for the Indian students to pursue their future career. The plight of all those aspirants wanting to have a fruitful career in Germany was smashed with this decision coming from the HRD ministry.
The knowledge of the language is big added advantage for all those students aspiring to shift there.
The point am trying to highlight is the importance of the oldest language of our country.
Most ignored and almost a dead language, we don’t really see anyone conversing in this language.
Promoting this language is fine but why the need to replace the language with students who want to learn German?
Isn’t that forcing?
Its acceptance isn’t there even in India forget the kind of career one can think of pursuing learning this in school.
The language usage needs to be increased first. The popularity needs to be done before expecting the students to pursue the language.
Discarding and curbing a foreign language is not really a right way of promoting Sanskrit.
It is an insult to the most ancient language of our country from where all the other languages have derived.
Oh yes even English can be seen having its roots in Sankrit.
Below are some examples:
Introduction and promotion of an ancient subject doesn’t really mean scrapping a different subject. The HRD ministry really seems to have some immature people at its helm.