According to the Union Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan, the government is planning to establish five new regional centres of the Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Sanskrit Shiksha Board (MSRVSSB), in addition to the primary centre in Ujjain.
This announcement was made during a session in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday (2 August).
The minister further stated that these new centres, which will promote Ved Vidya, will be set up in Char Dham and Kamakhya Devi Shakti Peeth in the north-east. This expansion is in addition to the existing Maharishi Sandipani Rashtriya Ved Vidya Pratishthan in Ujjain.
Previously, the MSRVSSB had only one centre, located in Ujjain. However, on 8 August 2022, the board was expanded with the establishment of five sub-centres.
During the session, the minister also provided information on the current number of students and teachers in the schools under the MSRVSSB.
According to Pradhan, there are 123 pathshalas in the country with a total of 4,600 students and 632 teachers. Additionally, there are 258 Guru Shishya Parampara Units with 2,240 students and 430 teachers.
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