Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that state government would make every possible effort to promote Sanskrit language.
On the occasion of Magh Purnima, Chief Minister was addressing the felicitation programme of Sanskrit Scholars and Meritorious Students organized by Chhattisgarh Sanskrit Vidya Mandalam today morning at his residence.
Chief Minister said that our Ved, Puraan, Geeta and other scriptures are written in Sanskrit Language.
We should not forget our roots. Sanskrit Scholars and Students in Chhattisgarh are nourishing this language and facilitating development. Mr. Baghel said in context of Gahira Guru Ashram that moral values being inculcated in students in this ashram are exemplary and incomparable.
The programme was attended School Education Minister and Chhattisgarh Vidyamandalam Chairman Dr Prem Sai Singh Tekam, MLA Mr. Chintamani Maharaj and Vice-Chancellor of Pt Ravishankar Shukla University Dr KL Verma as special guests of the occasion.
Welcome address was given by Secretary Sanskrit Vidya Mandalam Dr Suresh Sharma. On the occasion, Director Public Instructions Mr. S Prakash along with other Sanskrit Scholars and prominent citizens were also present.
On the occasion, Chief Minister felicitated ‘Sanskrit Bharti’ organization with ‘Maharshi Vedvyas Samman’, for promoting Sanskrit at all-India level.
He awarded state-level awards to four Sanskrit scholars namely Dr Kumud Konhe (Maharshi Valmiki Samman), Dr Kalpana Dwivedi (Mata Kaushalya Samman), Mr. Lakshmikant Panda (Hrishyaring Samman) and Mr. Balgovind Yadav (Lomash Rishi Samman).
Chief Minister felicitated 11 meritorious students with Rs 3000 and certificate. Students who were awarded on the occasion are namely Sarla Tripathi, Mangleshwari Sandilya, Rambha Yadav, Umesh Kumar Nishad, Priyanshi, Anju Paikra, Manohar Dewangan, Parvati, Limavati, Devanti, Tomesh Sahu and Meena.