In a bid to encourage people towards learning Sanskrit, the Uttar Pradesh government had started a new initiative to provide free virtual classes. As per the latest developments, over 8,533 individuals have registered for the online classes in the month of July alone. Notably, the group of applicants consists of doctors, engineers and other professionals, which is quite indicative of the growing interest and curiosity about the language.
47 1-hour daily classes to help students to read, write & speak Sanskrit
As a part of the program, 47 1-hour classes will be conducted on a daily basis to equip the students with learning and speech training. Given the virtual nature of the course, a humongous count of keen individuals showed eagerness and registered for it. According to Vachaspati Mishra, the chairman of the UP Sanskrit Sansthan, "There are so many people who want to learn the Sanskrit language, especially professionals, doctors, engineers, and businessmen."
He further stated that this scheme is expected to benefit a large number of interested individuals who fail to find time and resources to learn the language. Such aspirants can get themselves registered for the virtual classes through a missed call on 9522340003. Thereafter, the candidates will have to fill an online form for the registration process. This would include a range of parameters including the occupation, job and education of the aspirants.
Moral education to be a part of the program
Additionally, the chairman affirmed that the Sanskrit Sansthan is playing a major role to assure the success of this new program. The students will be benefitted from a comprehensive program, wherein they will be able to read, write and speak Sanskrit within a short interval of one month. Besides being trained in Sanskrit, the pupils will also receive moral education as a part of the course.
Popularly known as the 'Language of Gods', Sanskrit has some similarities with European languages like Greek and Latin. Further, some people claim that Sanskrit is one of the most scientific languages in the world. Now, the language is being revived with the efforts of the state administration.
Sanskrit teachers to be recruited for the upcoming sessions
In view of the visible dearth of teachers in Sanskrit schools, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to hire new staff for the academic sessions 2021-22 and 2022-23. These teachers will be employed in non-government-aided Sanskrit secondary schools and government Sanskrit schools on an honorarium basis.
Teachers will be recruited at different levels, with a differing salary scale. Notably, the applicants will have to go through an interview in Sanskrit, in order to get the job.
- With inputs from IANS