Bhopal, March 30: Education Minister of Madhya Pradesh Vijay Shah on Thursday gave birth to a controversy over languages by saying Sanskrit should be made the national language of India. He also said it should be mandatory in all schools after class 1.

The minister feels that Sanskrit should also be made the official language of Madhya Pradesh as it does not have its own language. “Sanskrit has its value in Tamil and Telugu and also is our dev-bhasha. Apart from Hindi, MP has no official language,” said the Education Minister of MP.

Vijay Shah wants to go all out to make Sanskrit a powerful tool for employment and thus on this note, he added that all efforts will be made to make Sanskrit a language for employment. “In Maharashtra, people speaking Marathi get jobs. Similarly in Gujarat, ones speaking Gujarati get jobs,” he further added.

Addressing people at a Sanskrit program, Shah stated that to make women familiar to the language Sanskrit educational institutes will be set up in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma earlier on Wednesday said that implementation of Sanskrit Board in Uttar Pradesh education system will enlighten students ethically and therefore develop their mindset.

“Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said that Sanskrit Board should be built up. He also suggested for the inclusion of Yoga which will be introduced as a different subject other than physical education,” Sharma told ANI.