PPFA greets for Vishvasamskritadinam, demands national language status to Sanskrit

Many foreign universities offer courses in Sanskrit. Moreover, it is already recognized as the official language in Uttarakhand, added the forum.

Guwahati: As the World Sanskrit Day (Vishvasamskritadinam), an annual event to focus on the India’s most ancient language and its promotion, is being celebrated on 22 August (full moon day), a Northeast Bharat-based nationalist citizens’ forum greets everyone with the demand to declare Sanskrit as a national language.

Terming it a logical demand, ‘Patriotic People’s Front Assam’ (PPFA) reminded that the ‘Devabhasa’ is still spoken by everyone at Mattur village in Shimoga district of Karnataka. In both Gharanas of Indian
classical music (Hindustani and Carnatic), Sanskrit is widely used. Many foreign universities offer courses in Sanskrit. Moreover, it is already recognized as the official language in Uttarakhand, added the forum.

Believed to have originated in ancient Bharatvarsha over 3,500 years
ago, the Sanskrit can revitalize the whole Indian culture and unify
the country like never before. The government should take the example
of Israel where the ancient (almost dead for 2000 years) Hebrew
language was revived scientifically for the modern-day use with the
help of Sanskrit scholars and linguists.

Assam’s great Sanskrit scholar Anandaram Baruah dedicated his life
adopting and promoting the oldest language known to the human race. In
fact, it was the official language during the time of majestic Kamrup
kingdom till the Ahom era. Various written documents from the days of
Ahom king Rudra Singha and others prove the royal recognition to the
sacred language of Hinduism, it added.

Various new initiatives have been taken to popularize Sanskrit in the
modern day as well. The first Sanskrit OTT platform is going to be
launched on Vishvasamskritadinam, where Sanskrit feature films, short
films, songs, educational programs and even cuisine shows will be
available. Many Assamese songs, including a few of Bhupen Hazarika’s
all-time hits, have now been translated into Sanskrit.

“As the orthodox Sanskrit, nurtured by ancient Hindu saints, is not an
easy language to learn and practice, an initiative can be adopted to
simplify some of its grammatical commands for a modern-day language,”
commented the forum and added, “However, the classical form of
Sanskrit must be preserved for the scholars, researchers and students
around the world as it’s an integral part of glorious Indian
civilization and ethos.”

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