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The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 has been passed in Rajya Sabha. The bill passed at the upper house intends to upgrade the status of three deemed Sanskrit Universities into central universities. The Bill passed in the Upper House by Voice Vote. Earlier, the Central Sanskrit Bill was passed last year in the month of December and was raised in Rajya Sabha on March 2, 2020 by the MHRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal.
The name of the Deemed Sanskrit Universities that are to upgraded into Central Universities are Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Tirupati. As the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha with a few changes, it will again go to the Lok Sabha.
Speaking about the spread of Sanskrit, The MHRD Minister said that around five crore students were studying the language in the country itself. The Bill will establish and support the respective universities for teaching and research in Sanskrit, and will develop all-inclusive Sanskrit promotional activities.
Meanwhile, the HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted and said that the formation of central Sanskrit universities will facilitate Sanskrit teaching constructively and help in promotion of this scientific language across the globe. He also tweeted that the establishment of central Sanskrit universities will open new job opportunities for youngsters who have an aptitude and interest in the domain of Sanskrit language.
With PTI Inputs