29/03/2017 7:39 PM IST | Updated 29/03/2017 7:40 PM IST

Sanskrit Board In UP Education Will Teach Students Ethics, Develop Mindset, Says Deputy CM

'The education system needs a change'

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LUCKNOW -- Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Wednesday said that implementation of Sanskrit Board in Uttar Pradesh education system will enlighten students ethically and therefore develop their mindset.

"Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said that Sanskrit Board should be built up. He also suggested for the inclusion of Yoga which will be introduced as a different subject other than physical education," Sharma told ANI.

He further said the matter will be discussed with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to come to a conclusion as the education system of the country needs a change.

"People will get to know about Sanskrit language. These steps should have been taken earlier," he added.

Meanwhile in Gujarat, demanding an independent "State Sanskrit Education Board", the state wing of Sanskrit Bharati has launched a campaign for the "development and revival" of the ancient language in Gujarat.

Sanskrit Bharati, the RSS-affiliated organisation dedicated to the language, has launched a "21-point" signature campaign and roped in general public and Sanskrit experts and educationists in each district.

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