Special Correspondent

Accent on real knowledge

KARAIKAL. Vedagamas played a vital role in our ancient civilisation and scholars of Vedagamas were held in high esteem in learned circles, said V. Ramasubramanian, judge of the Madras High Court, here on Wednesday.

Addressing the decennium celebrations of Srimath Srikanda Sivacharya Vedasivagama Vidya Peetam, a Sanskrit and Vedagama school here in the Union Territory of Puducherry, the judge called upon the young Sanskrit scholars to take pride in mastering the Sanskrit language.

Not inferior

He said that young Sanskrit scholars were not inferior to other professionals.

The judge explained the uniqueness of the Vedagama and its critical role in ancient civilization.

He called upon the scholars to develop the quest for real knowledge. Sri Muthukumaraswamy Thambiran Swamigal, Head of Tiruppanandal Adheenam Mutt, said that Sanskrit was a divine language and called upon the Sanskrit scholars to appreciate the best works of both Sanskrit and Tamil literature.

Encouraging students

Earlier, welcoming the function, Sri Bala Sarveswara Gurukkal, founder and managing trustee of the Vidaya Peetam, said that the institution was encouraging students from all sections of the society to learn Sanskrit language.

He said that the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, was imparting training courses in Sanskrit through more than 1,200 centres in the country.

A.Marimuthu, MLA of Nedungadu in Karaikal district, R.Prabavathy, Chairperson of Karaikal Municipality and others spoke.