Delhiites will soon be able to learn Sanskrit at a nominal fee at 75 Sanskrit teaching centres that government has chose to open, it was announced on Wednesday.
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The AAP government has made a decision to teach Sanskrit to the people of Delhi that can be practically used in everyday life through a three-month course that will be run by the government's Sanskrit Academy. In these centers, a three month certificate course will be offered to the interested participants. "The fees for this course will also be very nominal", Sisodia said. The course will hold 2 hours thrice a week. Explaining, he said though people tend to study Sanskrit up to Class X, the focus of education remains language and grammar, not practical knowledge. He further said that Sanskrit is taught in schools but the main focus is on the mere grammatical and technical aspects of the language. "Nearly all households worship and conduct rituals, but blindly follow what the priest conducts without understanding their relevance as all language evolved scientifically", Sisodia told a press conference. "Given the cosmopolitan nature of Delhi, the government believes that there are still several languages that need representation and for that, it has been made a decision to establish these academies", said a senior government official.The promotion of languages through academies was promised in the current budget of the Delhi government.