CBSE endeavours to conserve Indian culture and languages

Sanskrit being the most ancient language and mother of all tongues, is in the most demanding stage of restoration.

July 08, 2014 5:12 IST | India Infoline News Service
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been committed towards reviving, conserving and promoting Indian values and culture. In its efforts to familiarise children with our roots and values, the Board’s new venture is to promote the use of ‘Sanskrit’ in schools.

Sanskrit being the most ancient language and mother of all tongues, is in the most demanding stage of restoration.  Knowledge of the language not only binds one to Indian culture but also provides clarity on our tradition. A vast majority of international historians or writers now look for Sanskrit quotes and write ups for their findings. 

Understanding the essence of the language, the Board has devised a full-fledged plan to celebrate Sanskrit Week in schools by outlining and highlighting certain set of activities for students, teachers and principals.  The objective of dedicating such a good span on this revival activity and celebrating the language is that students and teachers come forward to share ideas that will help young learners take interest in the language and gain proximity to our roots.

Schools affiliated to CBSE can commence the conduct of the Sanskrit related activities within July, 2014. Next, they may send their entries to CBSE for the selection at national level latest by July 20, 2014. The schools interested can organize many activities during the Sanskrit Week which can be celebrated and conducted duringAugust 7, 2014 till August 13, 2014. The Board has special set of activities designed for students and teachers.
In order to take part in National Level competition, students (Class IX-XII) can record short speeches in less than 2 minutes, develop Apps and Games keeping in mind the use of Sanskrit language, poem composition, conduct essay competition for class IX – XII and Sanskrit Shloka Antyakshari for classes VI – VIII as well. These should be sent to Board with the complete personal details of the child.  
Making submission of entries easy, CBSE goes the tech-way allowing students to send in their short speeches on WhatsApp to the number 07042745234 latest by July 20, 2014.
Teachers are expected to cultivate an understanding of the language amongst students by establishing a link between Sanskrit and other modern languages. 

The schools are to prepare a detailed report regarding the aforesaid school level activities and send them to CBSE latest by August 31, 2014.

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