GUWAHATI, March 5 - Protesting against the State government�s decision to make Sanskrit a compulsory subject in schools, the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP) demanded that instead of Sanskrit, History and Geography should be made compulsory at the school level.
The youth body also staged protest demonstrations in every district of the State on Saturday in support of its demands. It argued that at a time Assamese and other ethnic languages were facing a threat to their existence, the government should have initiated steps for promotion and revival of the local languages instead of imposing Sanskrit at school level.
A protest demonstration was organised at Dighalipukhuripar demanding the State government to withdraw its decision and make History and Geography compulsory in schools of the State.
�More teachers would be required to teach Sanskrit in all the schools and for that Assam will have to bring teachers from outside the State for the jobs. We will never accept this conspiracy hatched by the State government and if necessary we will build up a strong movement in favour of our demands in this regard,� AJYCP president Biraj Kumar Talukdar and general secretary Palash Changmai said.
The youth body also criticised the State government for its failure to provide free textbooks to the students of the government schools and also for not doing justice to the non-provincialised schools of the State.