Officials of the state education department said that to promote Sanskrit education in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has decided to open 10 new government Sanskrit medium schools.
The 10 districts where these schools are to be built include Varanasi, Rae Bareli, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad, Shamli, Jalaun, Etah, Amethi and Hardoi. At present, only one Government Sanskrit Secondary and one Government Sanskrit Degree College are operating in the entire state. All other such institutions are privately run.
The establishment of new Uttar Madhyama (intermediate level) Sanskrit schools is one of the top priorities of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. After getting in-principle consent from the state government, the officials of the state directorate of education have formally requested to allocate funds for the construction of these new Sanskrit schools.
Significantly, the state government had made provision for the construction of properties of Sanskrit schools. 100 crores in the budget of 2023-24. Meanwhile, the government is also preparing to open secondary level government Sanskrit medium schools in five other districts – Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Ayodhya, Chitrakoot and Mathura – which are being developed as major religious centres.
Earlier on March 22, Principal Secretary Deepak Kumar had written a letter to the district magistrates of these five districts, a copy of which is with HT, seeking information on the availability of three acres of land for each of these proposed new colleges. Is. Notably, the state government had allotted Rs 10 crore for the scholarship of students studying Sanskrit in the state in the budget of the year 2023-24.
Earlier Sanskrit students used to get scholarship budget 2 lakh in the state. Recently, the officials of the Secondary Education Department decided to give scholarship to all the students studying the subject from school to college level in government, unaided and self-financed Sanskrit schools and colleges running in Uttar Pradesh. A proposal was sent to the state government for the same. 131 crores.