Govt promoting regional languages: Min

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JAMMU: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Thursday informed the Legislative Council that the Government is taking all necessary measures to promote and develop local languages.
He was responding to a Calling Attention Notice moved by MLC Vibod Gupta in the Upper House regarding promotion of Sanskrit language in the State
He said that in pursuance of Section-146 of the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir, the Academy of Art Cultural and Languages (JKAACL) has to promote and develop Urdu and Hindi languages, besides regional languages, Kashmiri, Dogri, Punjabi, Pahari, Balti, Dardi, Ladakhi and Gojri mentioned in the 6th Schedule.
“Since Sanskrit is not mentioned in the relevant Schedule, no separate initiative is being taken in this behalf,” the Minister said. He informed that in the department, the subject has been introduced at +2 level in 49 Govt Higher Secondary Schools.

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