India's second Adarsha Veda Vidyalaya inaugurated by Dharmendra Pradhan in Puri

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Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated India’s second ‘Rashtriya Adarsha Veda Vidyalaya’ (National Model Vedic School) on the premises of Central Sanskrit University in Odisha’s Puri on 4 October.

Important facts

  • Adarsh Vedic Vidyalaya has been constructed in the Sri Sadashiv campus of the University.

  • Free education will be provided in this residential school.

  • The Puri campus will be the first Vedic school outside the main campus of Maharishi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

  • Four more such schools will be opened in Badrinath in Uttarakhand, Sringeri in Karnataka, Dwarka in Gujarat and Guwahati in Assam.

  • The academic session of the new school will start from 2022-23. 

  • Admission on the basis of merit will be done to Veda Bhusan fourth (Class-IX), Veda Bhusan fifth (Class-X), Veda Vibhusan first (Class-XI) and Veda Vibhusan second (Class-XII).

  • Apart from imparting education on the four Vedas – Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda, courses such as Science, English, Mathematics, Vedic Mathematics, Social Science, Computer Science and Agriculture will be offered in this school.

Central Sanskrit University, Puri 

  • It is established by an act of Parliament. 

  • It is a Premier University for promoting Sanskrit studies in India and abroad.

  • It is currently the largest Sanskrit university in the world.

  • It was established on 15th October, 1970. 

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