Students of classes VI to X in Delhi Public School, Bhagalpur, would get an opportunity to take up Arabic as third optional language from the 2014-15 academic session.
Sanskrit and French are already taught at the school as optional third languages.
“The school aims at giving insight of ancient civilisations, tradition and human values apart from equipping the students with modern technology and education,” said Rajesh Kumar Srivastava, pro-vice-chairman of the school.
He added: “The introduction of Arabic language would enlighten the students to help them cast their feet in any field be it economy, culture or tradition.”
“The government of Saudi Arabia would support the teaching of Arabic in India. I had an elaborate discussion in this regard with Saud Mohammed Al-Sati, the Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He also has given consent to his team from Saudi Arabia visiting our school to give inputs and help enhance Arabic teaching,” said Srivastava.