Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Sansthan said it plans to launch free “Sanskar Pathshalas [Value education centres]”In villages and urban areas of the state to teach lessons on basic etiquette, moral education and Indian culture as well as basic knowledge and understanding of Sanskrit.
“As part of our UP Sanskrit Sansthan, we have planned to launch free lessons for children in order to offer a better“ sanskar ”from an early age. We are planning to bring children together in urban and rural areas and give them this kind of education as well as basic knowledge of Sanskrit. The plan was to start last year itself, but we were unable to do so due to the pandemic. We even plan to expand this outside of Uttar Pradesh through online courses, ”the organization’s chief Vachaspati Mishra said on Monday.
Students enrolled in the “Chunnu Munnu Sanskrit Pathshalas [Sanskrit education centres for kids]Will be taught, among other things, basic words, shlokas (Sanskrit verses) and stories in Sanskrit. They will receive lessons on the basics such as knowing about colors, numbers, body parts and ways to present themselves.
Children will also learn values and good manners, including how to touch their parents’ feet, do pranam (a respectful greeting), and respect elders, women and the country.
Classes are expected to start once the Covid-19 pandemic is over. By then, the organization hopes to have trained around 1,000 teachers statewide.
“As part of the” sanskar “classes, we plan to teach students our” Bhartiya Sanskar “such as touching our parents’ feet,” pranam “, respecting our elders, respecting women and other basic etiquette that is lacking. program in private preschools. We will target children from an early age up to grade 5, “Mishra told The Indian Express.
He added, “We wanted to reach every village in the state. But we know we can’t find that many teachers even though we have enough government budgets. From now on we are giving 15 days training to anyone who has class 12 or a graduate and wants it. However, we give preference to those who had Sanskrit as a subject in their intermediate education and diploma. As the courses will be very simple, 15 days of training is more than enough. After this training, the person will be able to join Sanskar Shala as a teacher.
Asked about the infrastructure available to his organization, Mishra said the education centers would look more like the Sanskrit form of Anganwadi schools, which do not need any separate infrastructure. Teachers can gather children and teach them anywhere, such as a temple or a panchayat, he added. Classes will be taught as in kindergartens, and classes will not last more than an hour, according to Mishra.