JAMMU, Apr 3: Emphasizing the importance of Sanskrit language in past and modern times, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the State Government would work to ensure that impediments Sanskrit is facing in the State are removed promptly.
Speaking as chief guest at the 47th Annual Day of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Shri Ranbir Campus, he said that Sanskrit is the key to understand the eternal wisdom and depth of the knowledge of the founding fathers of our great civilization. Ancient Sanskrit works are repositories of the knowledge which the modern science is just beginning to rediscover, he said adding that he was immensely satisfied to see in this university a confluence of the modern and the traditional because one is incomplete without the other.
DyCM said that now the trend to regard Sanskrit as an orthodox subject is on the wane and the world is realizing the greatness of Sanskrit language and literature.
The function was presided over by Prof Parameshwar Narayan Shastri, Vice Chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi. In his address, he said that while the languages of India represent the soul (soul) of India, Sanskrit is the supersoul (Paramatma). He said that India is the house of other. He said that today’s India is progressing on the twin propellants of Shastra (power) and Shaastra (Knowledge). Government holds the power while Sanskrit scholars are the vehicles of Shaastra, he added.
Presenting the Annual Report of the Campus, Prof Fateh Singh, Principal, Shri Ranbir Campus, informed that Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan is the world’s largest and the only Multi-campus Sanskrit University. Jammu Campus holds graduation classes in 7 departments which include Sahitya, Vyakaran, Veda, Jyotish, Dashan, Education and Modern Subjects, and in 5 departments at Post graduation level. Degrees are also awarded for doctoral levels.
On this occasion, the students who had excelled themselves in the various competitions during the current academic year and in the Youth Festival (Yuva Mahotsava), were felicitated by the guests.
A documentary produced by the campus was also screen on the occasion.