The HRD Ministry is mulling a plan to set up a central board for Veda and Sanskrit education which would be first of its kind in the country.

Earlier, a government-appointed panel headed by former CEC N Gopalaswami had in its report suggested that the Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan in Ujjain be made a Central Sanskrit and Vedic Studies Board for the benefit of Sanskrit pathshalas across the country.

In a report submitted earlier this year, the panel had suggested that the HRD Ministry establish a Central Board of Veda and Sanskrit Secondary Education that will affiliate, conduct exams and make available the grant-in-aid.

The panel headed by Gopalaswami in its report said there are Sanskrit pathashalas across the country.

Source: India Today