In a first of its kind, Human Resource Development (HRD) is considering to set up a central board for Vedic and Sanskrit education.
The government had earlier appointed a panel for the same. The panel headed by former CEC N Gopalaswami suggested that the Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan in Ujjain be made Central Sanskrit and Vedic Studies Board.
In its report, the panel said that the board will benefit Sanskrit pathshalas across the country. It will affiliate, conduct exams and make available the grant-in aid.
“Their traditional education has neither recognition nor they are aware of recognition issue. It is very necessary to protect traditional learning and make the learning duly recognized by an authority,” the panel said.
Also, the panel suggested that the proposed board will be an independent body under MHRD with appropriate authority. “The recommendations of the committee are under consideration of the ministry,” a senior official told PTI.