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Education policy: State Govt.'s plea to Centre

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Chief Minister, N. Dharam Singh, on Saturday urged the Centre to come out with an education policy common to all States.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee celebrations of Poornaprajna Vidyapeetha here, he said the State Government had already sent a proposal to the Centre in this regard. He had also taken it up with the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh.

The Chief Minister emphasised that though there have been differences of opinion in the coalition Government, "we have worked hard to solve the CET imbroglio." He said about Rs. 250 crores had been spent for the midday meal programme, started to encourage poor students to pursue their education. But the ultimate aim of the education was to inculcate moral values among students.Commenting on the plight of Sanskrit education, R.V. Desphande, Minister for Cooperation, said that the Government would take steps to promote the language and see to it that the postgraduate courses offered by the institution were recognised.

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