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Updated: July 22, 2013 03:23 IST

‘Sanskrit university needs more government support’

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Manuscripts on display at the inauguration of an eight-day national conference on Vedic literature in Bangalore on Sunday. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
The Hindu Manuscripts on display at the inauguration of an eight-day national conference on Vedic literature in Bangalore on Sunday. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Governor H.R. Bhardwaj has urged the State government to do more for the development of the Karnataka Samskrit University, which was established three years ago.

Speaking at the inauguration of a national conference on Vedic literature, organised by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan here on Sunday, Mr. Bhardwaj said the State government should come forward to promote Vedic studies and Sankskrit.

However, he was critical of the manner in which the university had gone about promoting the language. He said the university had failed in its objective of popularising Sanskrit and Vedic studies.

‘Lot to offer’

Mr. Bhardwaj said India had a lot to offer the world in Vedic astronomy, Vedic math and Vedic medicine. Institutions such as the university should step up to the challenge and recognise the interest that these subjects were generating worldwide.

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