KATHMANDU: Private schools in the Capital and other regions are making preparations to teach Sanskrit.
Sanskrit is one of the oldest and richest languages in the world and is taken as the source of spiritual and disciplinary education.
Jayatu Sanskritam, Satmarga Abhiyan, Jeeyar Educational Trust Nepal and Nepal Bikas Tarangini are playing leading role to make arrangement for publishing the text books for the school level, said chair at the Jeeyar Foundation and former secretary Baman Prasad Neupane.
Rupak Memorial School in Kupondol, Bagmati Boarding School in Sukedhara, DAV School in Jawalakhel, Neighbourhood Secondary School in Mandikhatar, GEMS School in Dhapakhel, Little Angels School in Hattiban, Marvelous English Boarding School in Maitidevi, Apex College in Baneshwor, Brihaspati Siksha Sadan in Naxal, Apple International School in Battisputali and Sakura Memorial Higher Secondary School in Nawalparasi are showing interest to teach Sanskrit from this session, said Trust Vice-Chair Kumar Adhikari.
Principal at the Rupak Memorial School Helen Sharma informed that the school was planning to teach Sanskrit considering its importance as European and American Schools were attracted to Sanskrit education.
Sanskrit used to be taught up to lower secondary level in all the private and public schools before late 1990s.