Make Sanskrit mandatory for students from class Ist onwards: Sham Sharma

Sham Lal Sharma and other dignitaries at a function held in connection with observance of Sanskrit Day at Jammu on Sunday.
Sham Lal Sharma and other dignitaries at a function held in connection with observance of Sanskrit Day at Jammu on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 7: In connection with International Sanskrit Day, a grand function was organized by Kailakh Jyotish avim Vedic Sansthan Trust, for highlighting the importance of Sanskrit language at Kisan Bhawan Gole Puli Talab Tillo here, today.
The function, which commenced with the chanting of Vedic Mantra, was presided over Padma Shri Professor, R. K Sinha, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU Katra, Professor J. P Sharma (SKUAST-J), Sham Lal Sharma, former Minister and vice- president, BJP, Jammu and Kashmir, DIG Shakti Pathak Director, SSF Raj Bhavan, Jammu Kashmir, K.K. Sharma, Director, Agriculture Department Jammu, Professor Madan Mohan Jha, Director, Central Sanskrit University, Shree Ranbir Campus, Jammu, RK Chhibber, Member, Board of Directors, J&K Bank, State president BJYM, Arun Prabhat were special guest on the occasion.
While speaking on the occasion, Prof. R K Sinha appealed people to make maximum use of Sanskrit language both at home and outside. He regretted that Sanskrit language was getting least priority in our day today life. “Even though Sanskrit is known as the first Indian language, which developed several other branches like Tamil, Hindi, etc, unfortunately its use in our day to day life has become extremely limited,” he said.
Sham Lal Sharma ex Minister said that the community should make all out efforts to promote Sanskrit language, which is basics of all the languages. He said that in order to promote Sanskrit language it should be made mandatory for the students from class 1st onwards so that they remain attached with this language. He further said that the efforts should be made to start educating Sanskrit language to the children at home and only then we can advise others to use this language.
DIG, Shakti Pathak said that learning Sanskrit language helps in sharpening the brain and to get the knowledge about ancient books and scriptures which are primarily written in Sanskrit language. He said that Sanskrit Divas was first celebrated on the Shrawan Purnima Tithi in the year 1969 with the aim of increasing Sanskrit’s popularity.
Prof.J P Sharma said this event will boost the morale of Sanskrit lovers and appealed to remain united and to work for the preservation of their culture and their moral values.
Mahant Rohit Shastri, head of Srikailakh Jyotish and Vedic Sansthan Trust, said that the script of Sanskrit language is Devanagari. This language was chosen by the sages to compose the mantras because the pronunciation of the words of this language was very effective for generating proper vibrations in the brain. The Vedas appeared in this language, and the Upanishads, Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranas were composed.
Director Agriculture Jammu K. K Sharma, SDM North Jammu Dr.Udham Dass Sharma said that the work done by Mahant Rohit Shastri has become an icon for the young generation .
Director Central Sanskrit University Jammu, Director Madan Mohan Jha and Member, Board of Directors, J&K Bank R K Chibber also spoke on the occasion.