Centre appoints Dinesh Prasad Saklani as new Director of NCERT – Dinesh Prasad Saklani has been appointed as the director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for five years. he will replace Hrushikesh Senapaty, who finished his term over a year ago.
- Dinesh Prasad Saklani is a professor of history at the HNB Garhwal University.
- Saklani is serving as a professor in the department of ancient Indian history, culture and archaeology.
- Apart from this, he has penned down three books such as the ancient communities of the central Himalaya region and one titled ‘Ramayana Tradition in Historical Perspective’.
- Saklani has released various papers on Ramayana tradition in performing arts and in the Garhwal region.
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
- NCERT is an autonomous institution and functions under the Ministry of Education (MoE).
- NCERT works for advising the Union government on school curriculum and drafting school textbooks.
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