From Our Special Correspondent
Silchar, Aug 30: Barak Upatakya Sanskrit Tol Sikshaka Sangsthan (BUSTSS) based at Sriko near this town has in a memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar and addressed to the Chief Minister of the state in Silchar on Wednesday has demanded provincialization of Sanskrit tols. The Sanskrit tols were recognized by the Government of Assam in 2007. But, the teaching and non teaching staff are yet to receive any fincial assistance from the government. As a result of which, they have been faced with a lot of hardships and find it extremely difficult to sustain themselves.
The Sanskrit tols, pointed out Jasuda Sinha, president of BUSTSS, have been functioning across the state, imparting necessary education through Sanskrit medium for the overall betterment of students. These tols are different from the other language schools where teachers need to be specialized in the subject to do justice to the students. It is also one way to keep alive the rich and hoary tradition of Indian culture and heritage. The installation of BJP led government at Dispur has raised hope among the lovers of Sanskrit about the promotion of tols across the state, struggling for their existence.
It is most unfortute as stated by Sinha that while other language schools have been and are being provincialized, Sanskrit tols continue to get a discrimitory treatment in the hands of the Education Department as well as from the state government which has come to power to protect and promote the Sanskrit schools. BUSTSS has however expressed its reservation at its affiliation with Kumar Bhaskar Sanskrit University situated at lbari. One of the reasons for that is the communication bottleneck between Barak and Brahmaputra valleys. This will also stand as a barrier in smooth administration of Tols of Barak Valley.
Considering the problems on the ground, BUSTSS has pleaded for moving necessary Bill in the next session of the Assembly to give effect to provincialization of Sanskrit tols in the state. In fact, Sanskrit tols are the only ray of hope in spreading education through the medium of Sanskrit, regarded as the root of many languages of the country. Moreover, study of Sanskrit will also keep alive the rich tradition of Ramaya, Mahabharata and Geeta and also the intrinsic values of our ancient scriptures. Before submission of the memorandum, teaching and non teaching staff held protest demonstration before the office of the Deputy Commissioner.