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Sanskrit is more than a language; it’s been guiding humanity since time immemorial: LG

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  Flags off Mobile Sanskrit Gurukul

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha flagged off Mobile Sanskrit Gurukul of Shri Kailakh Jyotish & Vedic Sansthan Trust here today.

“The initiative will share the treasure of knowledge and wisdom with people and provide non-formal education of Sanskrit, one of the oldest living languages of the world,” said the LG.

According to an official press release, on the occasion, the LG also conferred Kailakh Sanskrit-Ratna Award-2022 to Shakti Pathak, chief trustee of Chudamani Sanskrit Sansthan for his outstanding contribution in promotion and propagation of Sanskrit language.

“Sanskrit is not confined to religious texts. It also offers complete knowledge structure of ancient India that covers great works of scientists, experts in medicine, botany and mathematics like Aryabhatta, Charaka, Sushruta, Bhaskaracharya, Varahamihira, Brahmagupta and many others,” observed the LG.

Appreciating the Kailakh Jyotish & Vedic Sansthan Trust for engaging in the commendable work of preserving, developing and propagating the Sanskrit language and message of the ancient sages, the LG called for working together with flexible and non-formal approach to popularize the language.

“Sanskrit is more than a language. It is the source of our social values that has been guiding humanity since time immemorial.  Our ancient sages gave the message of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam- world as one family in Sanskrit that is showing the path of peace, progress and oneness,” he said.

In the Globalized world, many foreign universities are strengthening their efforts for promotion, development and research on the treasure of Sanskrit. It is the result of India’s growing stature in the world and acknowledgement of India’s rich cultural heritage and social, spiritual values, he added.

The LG also expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for revival of Sanskrit, Yoga and other ancient schools of Indian philosophy.

The Central Sanskrit Universities Act, 2020 converted three deemed to be universities into Central Sanskrit Universities and thus provided more opportunities to spread the knowledge of Sanskrit language not only in India but also across the world, he added.

The LG also made valuable suggestions for popularizing the extraordinariness of the Sanskrit language.

“Sanskrit is the mother language of all the civilized languages of the world. During the G20 presidency event, we must showcase our intangible heritage, values and ideals from the ancient scriptures. All the eminent Institutes can plan a year-long calendar of activities in collaboration with Government departments,” added the LG.

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