Reviving Vedic knowledge, ‘need of the hour’

Action plan to put forth Sanskrit in mainstream sought

Published - February 01, 2018 12:56 am IST - TIRUPATI

Chittoor District Collector P.S. Pradyumna at the Sanskrit Science Exhibition in Tirupati on Wednesday.

Chittoor District Collector P.S. Pradyumna at the Sanskrit Science Exhibition in Tirupati on Wednesday.

Effective utilisation of ancestral wisdom and the efforts to mainstream Sanskrit language can be made possible by revamping doctorate programmes, in vogue at several educational institutions linked to the language, continuing it across higher education irrespective of specialisation and developing innovative coursework, opined Prof. B. Mahadevan, Vice-Chancellor of the Chinmaya Viswavidyapeetha–Kerala and Production and Operation Management Professor at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Bangalore, here on Wednesday.

Delivering his address during the inaugural session of the 12th All India Sanskrit Students Talent Festival-2018, being hosted at the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP)-Tirupati, Prof. Mahadevan emphasised on bringing forward the “entire gamut of knowledge embedded in the ancient texts”, to utilise them in solving the prevailing issues and avoid arising misconceptions/miscommu


“There is a lot of ground to be covered with support from those involved/rooted in Sanskrit language and culture. Unlike other countries, India is yet to embark on a solid action plan to put forth Sanskrit in the mainstream.

Hence, the need for absorbing the ancient wisdom or else face the risk of being pushed to the background,” he added.

Terming the unavailability of proper study material (in Sanskrit) as one of the major stumbling blocks, Prof. Mahadevan remarked that addressing this issue would create lucid and authentic study material.

Prof. V. Muralidhara Sharma, RVSP Vice-Chancellor, outlined the varsity’s activities aimed at taking Sanskrit to the people and asserted that they would continue their efforts to spread/propagate the importance of the language to the people.

Prof. Sharma said conduct of youth festivals would give the students an opportunity for showcasing their skills and talents, in both literary and cultural spheres, offering them a scope for self-evaluation.

Chittoor district Collector P.S. Pradyumna urged the denizens to utilise the services of the RSVP in learning the language and lose the popular notion of it being a tough subject.

He later inaugurated a ‘Sanskrit Science Exhibition’, displaying 14 stalls pertaining to various subjects such as Yoga, Astronomy, Ayurveda etc. Antyakshari, Sanskrit song,

Folk Dance (Indian), Elocution in Sahitya, Vyakarana, Nyaya and Jyotisha, Sankhya Veda, Puranaetihasa and Dharmasastra, One Act Play, Sanskrit Technical Session, Quiz, Mono Acting and many more are part of the four-day event.

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