Sanskrit University in State soon: Minister

Staff Correspondent

Arvind Limbavali speaks at a function in Hampi

The proposed varsity will undertake research on topics related to spiritual and cultural fields

Raghavendra Swamy Math lauded for honouring people of all castes

Bellary: Minister for Higher Education Arvind Limbavali has said that the State Government is making efforts to establish the Sanskrit University during the current academic year.

Mr. Limbavali was speaking at a function organised to mark the celebrations of the 504th “Aradhane” of Sri Raghunandana Tirtha Swamiji, 13th in the “Dwaita” lineage started by Sri Madhwacharya and one of the predecessors of renowned Sri Raghavendra Swamiji of Mantralayam on Thursday at Hampi.

The proposed Sanskrit University can undertake research on topics related to spirtual, religious and cultural fields besides inculcating moral values among the youth, the Minister said.

The State Government is also considering a proposal put forth by Minister for Tourism G. Janardhan Reddy to establish a study chair in the name of Sri Krishnadevaraya, the emperor of the erstwhile Vijayanagar Empire from Hampi.

Commending the practice adopted by the Raghavendra Swamy Math in recognising the talent and contributions made by people in various fields and honouring them irrespective of their caste and creed, Mr. Limbavali said that it was worth emulating.

Minister for Tourism G. Janardhan Reddy said that if the Raghavendra Swamy Math came up with a plan to develop the area where the ‘Vrindavan’ of Sri Raghunandana Teertha is located on the banks of river Tungabhadra as a religious spot, assistance would be given.

Sri Vishweshteertha Swamiji of the Pejavar Math, while expressing concern over the reports of vandalism and anti-social activities affecting the sanctity of Hampi, appealed to Mr. Reddy to take necessary steps to stop such activities and to develop Hampi as a major religious centre.

In response, Mr. Reddy said round-the-clock patrolling had been introduced in Hampi and the Government has approed a proposal to open a police sub-division at Hampi. An officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police would head the police outpost there, he said.

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