Irani announces Sanskrit at IITs,AAP quips ‘declare Java,C++ anti-national’

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New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday mocked Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, after she announced on Monday in Lok Sabha that IITs would now teach Sanskrit ‘for facilitating study of science and technology’.
“One should understand Sanskrit is the only language which can compete with C++, Java, SOL, Python, Javascript. All computers in India using languages like C+, Java, SOL, Python..should b declared anti-national once IITians learn working in Sanskrit,” AAP’s Manish Sisodia said in a Tweet.
A panel, chaired by former CEC N Gopalaswami, in its report had earlier suggested that IITs may facilitate study of science and technology as reflected in Sanskrit literature along with inter-disciplinary study of Sanskrit and modern subjects.
“Accordingly, IITs have been requested to teach Sanskrit language especially with reference to study of works which contain scientific knowledge,” Irani had said.
The announcement had elicited sharp remarks from the Opposition, especially Congress and the left parties, who alleged that the BJP was slowly trying to accommodate RSS agenda.

 

 

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