Aiming at the revival and conservation of the heritage of Indic languages, the Human Resource Development Ministry is planning to establish at least two Sanskrit-speaking villages near the central institutes promoting and preserving the language. , reports India Today.
Chairing a meeting with heads of central language institutions, HRD minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said these language institutions must be fundamentally strong and efficient and all vacancies need to be filled to promote all Indian languages effectively. He directed ministry officials to meet heads of these institutions on a regular basis.
Pokhriyal stressed on the need to engage highly qualified Sanskrit teachers/professors to arrive at new dimensions to preserve the language. Pokhriyal said that the ministry will establish 'Bhasha Bhawan', in which all the major Indian languages will have their representative offices. The minister said more and more literature in various Indian languages must be translated into foreign languages so as to create a global base of readers.
As of now, The Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in Delhi and the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in Tirupati are the three dedicated central institutions for promoting the language.