Sanskrit way to spiritualism: Sharma

Dignitaries during a function at Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Kot-Bhalwal on Saturday.
Dignitaries during a function at Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Kot-Bhalwal on Saturday.

Rashtriya Sansthan celebrates 47th Annual Day
Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU: Mar 30: Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Shri Ranbir Campus, Jammu, celebrated its 47th Annual Day with great enthusiasm and charm. Prof. Parameshwar Narayan Shastry, Vice Chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Santhan, New Delhi, presided over the function. Chander Mohan Gupta, Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) was the chief guest. S.K. Sharma, Additional Commissioner, Income Tax Department was the guest of honour. Sanjay Bansal, Chief. Bureau for National News Channel for J&K, was the keynote speaker. Prof. Vasudev Sharma, Principal of the institute also graced the occasion.
Campus Research Magazine, “Shri Vaishnavi” was also released during the function.
Delivering his keynote address, Sanjay Bansal said that Sanskrit is the basis of India’s greatness and “we should leave no stone unturned for the promotion and propagation of Sanskrit”.
Guest of honour S.K. Sharma said that Sanskrit promotes spiritual and intellectual development and if there is spiritual and intellectual development, other developments follow automatically. Referring to the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, he said that Swamiji always laid stress on the importance of having a focussed approach in life.
Chief guest Chander Mohan Gupta said that in ancient times, the State of Jammu and Kashmir, especially, Sharada Peetha, now in POK, used to be the most important centre of Sanskrit learning. He was hopeful that soon access to that place would be thrown open to us. He also expressed that soon the whole of Pak-occupied Kashmir would be reunited with our State, and a grand Sanskrit University would be established there.
In his presidential address, Prof. Parameshwar Narayan Shastry said that Rashtriya Sanskrit is a great institution and “we must strive to make it a global centre of educational excellence,. This would be the greatest service to the motherland that we, the teachers and students of Sanskrit can do”, he added.
Prof. Vasudev Sharma, Principal, welcomed the guests, presented the annual report of the Campus and also addressed the gathering.
On this occasion, a prize distribution ceremony was also held during which the dignitaries gave prizes to the students who had excelled themselves in the various competitions held during the year. Dr. Tej Nath Paudel presented the vote of thanks. Dr. Deepak Kumar Sharma recited the Vaidik Mangalacharana.
Head of the Department of Sahitya, Dr. Satish Kumar Kapoor, was the convener of the programme, which was conducted by Dr. K.K. Shine.