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17th World Sanskrit Conference held in Vancouver, Canada

The 17th World Sanskrit Conference was held at Vancouver, Canada from 9th July to 13th July, 2018. It was inaugurated by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar. The purpose of this conference was to promote, preserve and practice Sanskrit language all over world by the people.

Key Facts

The World Sanskrit Conference is being held in various countries across the globe once in every three years under the auspices of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies. So far it has been held thrice in India. This year, more than 500 scholars and delegates from over 40 countries participated in this conference and exchanged their knowledge by presenting papers on various subjects followed by discussions from amongst the members.

Special panel discussion were held on over dozen topics like History & Education of Women in Vedic Literature, Mimamsa Beyond the Yagasala, Sanskrit Buddhist Manuscripts, The Yuktidipika Forging Place for Sankhya, Research on Gargiyajyotisa and Introducing Bhagavata Purana Commentaries. Over 500 papers on various themes were presented during the 5-day conference.

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65th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education held in New Delhi

The 65th Meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) was held under Chairmanship of Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi.

Education Ministers of 20 States, representatives of 28 states/UTs, members of CABE, heads of autonomous organisations, Vice Chancellors of Universities attended the meeting.

Resolutions adopted in meeting

Operation Digital Board will be launched in all schools in five years and will be undertaken jointly by Centre, State, Corporate Social Responsibility and community. It will improve quality of education. Under it, students will be empowered with 360 degree information with interesting learning experience and increase teacher accountability.

CABE also will ensure to provide Quality, Equity, Accessibility, Accountability and Affordability in education by pro-active action and plan.

It will also promote Swacch Bharat, Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, Padhe Bharat, Sugamya Bharat and physical education. It also resolved to promote human value education, life skill education, experiential learning to bring out good human beings out of education system.

Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE)

CABE is the policy making advisory body of the HRB Ministry. The committee has representatives of central organisation, universities, state and bodies including planning commission, NGOs and civic society. The CABE committee headed by HRD Minister is generally made for three years.

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