JAMMU, Apr 12: SD Memorial Hr. Sec. School became the first Private School in J&K to make Devvani Sanskrit compulsory from the Class-1st.
A program was organised on the commencement of the session of SD Memorial Higher Secondary School Karwanda Bhalwal wherein Devvani Sanskrit scholar, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar, Shri Shri 1008 Swami Premanand ji from Haridwar graced the event along with RK Chhibber, former Chairman of J&K Bank and Arun Gupta, president of Chamber of Commerce and Industries as special guests.
Sammanit Athithi, Professor Madan Mohan Jha, Director of Central Sanskrit University, Jammu Campus and Mahant Rohit Shastri, president of Sri Kailash Jyotish and Vedic Sansthan Trust were present during the event.
Speaking at the event, Swami Premanand said that Sanskrit is read as it is written and many words of Sanskrit language are also used in many other Indian languages including Hindi.
Arun Gupta gave his speech in Sanskrit and inspired everyone to work with determination on this motto of Gehe Gehe Sanskritam and called upon all the gentlemen of the society to study Sanskrit.
Prof Madan Mohan Jha said that it is a very commendable work and will benefit the poor families living in the society as well as conveyed his best wishes to the founder of the School, Rakesh Gandotra.
Mahant Rohit Shastri said that on the birth centenary year of late Dr Uttam Chand Shastri Pathak, the organizing committee constituted by Chudamani Sanskrit Sansthan Trust which is working specially to promote Sanskrit language and culture across the J&K.
Dr Madan Jha, Dr Joginder Dixit, Dr Suman Pant, Uttam Chand Sharma, Pandit Dev Dutt Shastri, Prabod Sharma and many others were present during the event.