Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) [India], March 30 : Madhya Pradesh minister Vijay Shah on Thursday urged that Sanskrit should be made the state language, adding that the 'dev-bhasha' should be taught in schools from class one onwards.
Vouching for Sanskrit to be made as the state language, the minister further said that Madhya Pradesh does not have its official language and hence the ancient lingo can fill that space.
"Sanskrit is our dev-bhasha. It has its own importance in Tamil and Telugu also. Madhya Pradesh does not have its official language apart from Hindi," Shah said. "In Maharashtra, people speaking Marathi get job. Similarly in Gujarat, ones speaking Gujarati get job," he further added. Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma earlier on Wednesday said that implementation of Sanskrit Board in Uttar Pradesh education system will enlighten students ethically and therefore develop their mindset.
"Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said that Sanskrit Board should be built up. He also suggested for the inclusion of Yoga which will be introduced as a different subject other than physical education," Sharma told ANI.
He further said the matter will be discussed with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to come to a conclusion as the education system of the country needs a change.
"People will get to know about Sanskrit language. These steps should have been taken earlier," he added. Meanwhile in Gujarat, demanding an independent "State Sanskrit Education Board", the state wing of Sanskrit Bharati has launched a campaign for the "development and revival" of the ancient language in Gujarat.
Sanskrit Bharati, the RSS-affiliated organisation dedicated to the language, has launched a "21-point" signature campaign and roped in general public and Sanskrit experts and educationists in each district.