Dispur, March 2: Sanskrit is one of the ancient languages of the world. The Sanskrit language holds the knowledge regarding the most invaluable treasures of the world. Also Sanskrit represents the Indian tradition. In order to preserve the Indian culture and prevent the impact of western culture, Assam government made Sanskrit mandatory in schools up to VIII standard.On Wednesday Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam took to social platform Twitter and announced the decision taken by Assam government. He said the Cabinet has decided that all the schools will teach Sanskrit as a compulsory language up to 8th Standard. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patoway announced that cabinet has also decided to appoint a special teacher to monitor cleanliness at all high schools in the state. The Sabha said, “The Assam government’s decision to make Sanskrit compulsory in the schools will prevent western impact on state’s culture.”
The Minister said that the appointment of the teachers will be in accordance with the Swachh Bharat Mission guidelines. Meanwhile, the decision to make Sanskrit mandatory was widely welcomed by RSS and Assam Sanskrit Sahitya Sabha.
Due to western impact on Indian culture, the languages and the cultures are losing their importance. Sanskrit is termed as the language of Gods. Sanskrit literature contains all the information or knowledge regarding science, ancient history etc.