J&K Has Always Been Great Centre Of Sanskrit: LG

Kathua: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha Thursday said that J&K has always been a great centre of Sanskrit adding, "it is our collective responsibility to revive its glory".

LG was talking on the sidelines of the foundation stone laying ceremony of a new building of Chudamani Sanskrit Sansthan, Basohli in Jammu.

Lt Governor observed that "like Banaras, J&K has always been a great centre of Sanskrit. It is our collective responsibility to revive its glory. It is important for us to create opportunities for preservation and promotion of our civilization values", he added.

The Lt Governor said that the foundation stone laying of the new building of Chudamani Sanskrit Sansthan is a historic moment. Pandit Uttam Chand Pathak Shastri had done a great and noble work in promoting Sanskrit language, cultural, and heritage values.

The Lt Governor said that Sanskrit has been the only language of our country which has not only united different regions but also created a close relationship between Guru and disciples. The values of Sanskrit language were also recognized by great personalities like Albert Einstein, Oppenheimer, and Max Muller, he added.

“It should be our endeavor that Sanskrit is taught in schools according to the modern requirements. Today's generation would like to get acquainted with wisdom in Sanskrit scriptures while dealing with the emerging challenges”, the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor observed that along with five official languages, the UT administration is trying to promote Sanskrit language according to the recommendations of the New Education Policy, and to establish the Abhinav Gupta Institute.

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Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat

Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat is an Acumen Fellow and Chairman Jammu & Kashmir RTI Movement. Feedback [email protected]

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