Andhra Pradesh

‘Sanskrit survived bids to undermine it’

Dignitaries arrive at the convocation of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in Tirupati.

Dignitaries arrive at the convocation of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in Tirupati.   | Photo Credit: K_V_PoornachandraKumar

Language is life of Indians: CAT chief

Chairman of the Central Administrative Tribunal Justice L. Narasimha Reddy on Saturday said that Sanskrit language had faced many a difficulty in its historical advance, and continues to unfold several phases of renewed glory from time to time.

Delivering the 22nd annual convocation of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha here, Justice Reddy said that a deliberate attempt was made to reduce the importance of Sanskrit in the Indian education system and to eradicate it completely ever since the country got its Independence.

“Sanskrit is the life of Indians and even foreign scholars have also understood the importance of it and joined the research studies,” he said. Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha N. Gopalaswami in his presidential address said that Sanskrit education faced constant challenges in India.

The university conferred Honoris Causa under which Tigulla Srihari Sharma and M.S. Rajagopalacharya received Mahamahopadhyaya, whereas Prof. K.S. Kannan and Prof. Prem Siddarth were conferred the ‘Vachaspati’. A total of 59 candidates received their their Ph.Ds on the occasion.

For the first time, the RSVP had awarded the Endowment Prize for ₹11,000 for the topper in Shiksha Acharya Course (M.Ed) in the name of Acharya Chandra Sekhar Pandey.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Muralidhara Sharma also spoke.

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