CBSE directs schools to conduct Sanskrit week

Jul 2014 Source: CBSE

The schools under CBSE have been directed by the board to conduct a Sanskrit week that would be organized between August 7 and 13, 2014. In the circular issued, the CBSE has directed all the schools to organize a Sanskrit week in an experimental manner with an objective to bring out the significance of the language among the students.  The objective of organizing the week will focus on emphasizing the use of Sanskrit language and promoting it amongst the school fraternity.

The week is ought to be celebrated in such a manner that it provides opportunity to the teachers, schools and students to share their knowledge about the language.

This week celebration would bring awareness, importance and interest about the language and would highlight the connection between India’s rich heritage and the Sanskrit language. The Sanskrit week will  also help students in connecting the language to different other languages that would give them a slight insight into other languages. The schools can begin the Sanskrit related activities from July itself.

CBSE has also provided a list of competitions that can be organised during the Sanskrit week celebration.

  • Organisation of Yuva Sansad on Sanskrit Promotion- To strengthen the oratory acumen
  • Linking Sanskrit Language with Modern Indian Languages & International Language- By conducting an action research
  • Teachers can conduct seminars on practical applications of the Sanskrit Language
  • The school may screen a Sanskrit movie for its students with English/Hindi subtitles
  • Conducting a talk for the students by some eminent Sanskrit Scholar.

After the organisation of the Sanskrit Week, the school has to send a detailed report regarding the activities related to Sanskrit week to CBSE latest by August 31, 2014

For any query the school may contact: Shri A.H. Ahmed, Joint Directore on 011--23237780 or dropn an e-mail at sanskritcbse@gmail.com

CBSE announces a National level competition

CBSE has also announced a National level competition related to Sanskrit and includes various competitions like short speech competition, developing apps related to Sanskrit language, poetry competition,essay competition, sanskrit shlok antakshari. The school has to send the details of the performers/performance to CBSE latest by July 20, 2014.

Some Interesting facts about Sanskrit Language:

  • Uttarakhand state has declared Sanskrit as its 2nd official language.
  • Sanskrit is one of the 14 languages of the 8th Schedule of Constitution of India.
  • The climactic battle theme of The Matrix Revolutions features a choir singing a Sanskrit prayer from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad in the closing titles of the movie.

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