Training classes conducted for more than 200 people

Residents of Periyar Nagar and neighbouring areas in Srirangam here had an opportunity to witness a thrilling street play enacted by 25 volunteers including Sanskrit scholars and teachers (both men and women) of the Samskrita Bharathi, both men and women, at the Raja Ganapathy temple to propagate the richness of Sanskrit language and to create awareness among today's generation on the need to learn and preserve the ancient language. The entire play was performed in Sanskrit language.

M.Sriram, State organising secretary of the Samskrita Bharathi, Tamil Nadu, told The Hindu, that the street play was organised as part of the training classes conducted for more than 200 Sanskrit knowing people including 120 women of all age groups as to how to teach for speaking the Sanskrit language within 10 days.

He said that the street play depicted the degeneration of culture from families and how Sanskrit helps to revive the culture in our daily life

He said that the 10-day residential camp was attended by the volunteers from several district in Tamil Nadu and they would teach Sanskrit in their respective areas. These Sanskrit teaching camps were being conducted for the past 15 years in various parts of the State including three times in Tiruchi.

T.S.Rangarajan, Tiruchi district organiser of Samskrita Bharathi and also Dharmathikari of Sri Sringeri Sarada Peetam in Tiruchi, said that there was good response for the camp and Sanskrit knowing people from Chennai, Tiruchi, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchi, Rajapalayam and other places showed keen interest and attended the 10-day residential camp that concludes on May 19. The training was provided by the scholars from the Samskrita Bharathi. He said that revival of spoken Sanskrit is the main of the Samskrita Bharathi, he said.

Earlier, a huge procession of the volunteers, both men and women, carrying placards ‘Vadhathu Samskritham' (speak Sanskrit) and ‘Jayatu Bharatham' (Hail India) and shouting slogans ‘Jayatu Jayatu Samskrita Basha to create awareness on the importance of ancient Sanskrit language. A portrait of ‘Bharatha Matha' (Mother India) was also taken out in the procession.