Days after the Minister of Human Resource Development announced that the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) would work upon certain courses about history of India’s tradition and culture, a number of higher educational institutes in the country have already planned on adding courses focusing on the country’s “glorious past”.
Last year, the HRD Ministry with Smriti Irani at its helm had sent an advisory to all IITs to consider the idea of offering the ancient language as an elective course to their students. It had suggested the setting up of Sanskrit cells in all IITs, NITs, IISERs and central universities “in order to facilitate the student of science and technology in Sanskrit literature and inter-disciplinary study of various modern subjects and its corresponding subjects in Sanskrit literature”.
Inaugurating a lecture series on Bharat Bodh (Idea of India) at IGNOU, Javadekar had said, “It is necessary to know and remember the world but this does not imply that we can forget Bharat. It is necessary to understand the Bharat and its glorious past.”
Source: The Huffington Post