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Delhi Govt reconstitutes Sanskrit Academy

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New Delhi | Wednesday, Dec 6 2017 IST
The Delhi Government has reconstituted the Sanskrit Academy which includes a varied range of scholars, academics and practitioners associated with the language.For the first time, the committee is chaired by a woman Dr Kanta Rani Bhatia, the vice chairperson of the academy who is a Professor at Delhi University and a well-known scholar. Almost half the members of this new Sanskrit Academy are women -- as the Delhi Government has been making a conscious effort to make the committees inclusive, a statement issued by the Government said on Wednesday.The Sanskrit Academy will work to generate an interest in the language and expand its influence to a wider audience. There is a plan to initiate 70 Sanskrit centres across the city. School premises will be used to conduct evening classes. A course is being designed for the same with an emphasis on engaging content, it stated.The Government said that the members of the newly reconstituted Academy are Prof Ashutosh Dayal Mathur of St Stephen's College, Dr Balram Shukla (a Persian scholar), Dr Pankaja Ghai Kaushik of Lady Shriram College and Dr Baldevanand Sagar, a Sanskrit newsreader at Akashwani among others. UNI DS SNU 1531

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