Smriti Irani gets Kendriya Vidyalayas to drop German over Sanskrit

November 12, 2014, 10:42 pm

After its controversial diktat to educational institutions to celebrate the Sanskrit week, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani has effected a mid-session change across Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs)- asking them to stop teaching German as the third language instead of Sanskrit across its schools.

As a result, over 70,000 students across 500 KVs from classes 6 to 8 will be asked to switch from German to Sanskrit or any other modern Indian language with immediate effect. Irani also decided that German should henceforth be offered only as a hobby or an additional language.