Guwahati/March 3, (Monroe/Prag News Desk): Sharp criticism was evoked on Assam cabinet’s decision to make Sanskrit compulsory till 8th standard. The Opposition alongwith All Assam Students Union(AASU) have expressed extreme displeasure on giving importance to Sanskrit over mother-tongue Assamese.
“The issue is not that Sanskrit is made compulsory under the state boards but the government must clarify whether the state board will be following a four language formula where the other states are following the three-language formula in the curriculum”- AASU chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya stated.
Amidst all the hullabaloo over the decision, the Sanskrit “tol” in the Guwahati is at a deplorable state. The tol has a single teacher with 3 students with the appointed teachers enjoying a paid vacation for years now.
The government announcement here can be seen as sign to revive the oldest language in Assam, make it accepted nonetheless working parallels with the language we are born to- Assamese.