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Festive Mood: 1999-2000 was celebrated as the year of Sanskrit by setting up new academies and running various popularisation camps.
Windfall: Hike in Sanskrit education budget from Rs 1.45 cr in 1996-97 to Rs 10 cr in 1999-.
Curriculum: NCERT to make Sanskrit compulsory from classes 3 to 10.
Ancient Science: Sanskrit cell at IIT, Delhi, at HRD ministry's behest.