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Govt according top priority to RTE: Venugopal

Posted on Feb 18, 05:17AM | UNI

Kannur, Kerala Feb 17 : Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal today said the Centre has accorded top priority to implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act.

Addressing the 35th State Conference of Kerala Sanskrit Teachers Federation (KSTF) at Police Cooperative Auditorium here, Mr Venugopal said the Centre had allotted Rs 550 crore to Kerala for implementing Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme.

Speaking on the occasion, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced that Sanskrit language would be introduced from standard one from next academic year.

Dr Baldevanand Sagra, in charge of Sanskrit news in Prasar Bharati (AIR), New Delhi, addressing the gathering, said "now a days Sanskrit is receiving more encouragement from all states and Kerala government's decision to introduce Sanskrit from class one should be welcomed."

A P Abdullakutty, MLA, presided over the function. About 350 delegates attended the four-day state conference.