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  • IIT Roorkee organises online spoken Sanskrit classes

    IIT Roorkee organises online spoken Sanskrit classes

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Sanskrit has been an integral part of our tradition since antiquity and our Sanskrit scriptures have been vehicles of expression of Indian wisdom, philosophy, science, and ethics. He added that such events play an instrumental role in enabling participants to develop a keen interest in the language.

    July 21, 2020
  • ‘Salutations to light of lamp’: PM Modi’s message to nation for health, prosperity

    ‘Salutations to light of lamp’: PM Modi’s message to nation for health, prosperity

    The country showed massive support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call as millions turned to their balconies and light the lamps in response to his call.

    April 5, 2020
  • Revival of Sanskrit

    Revival of Sanskrit

    Sanskrit's credentials to be a language of future India are definitely better and greater than we have realised so far. Its revival will not only renew and revive the pride in our own cultural heritage, but will also bring about spiritualism and the concept of a meaningful society and polity, thereby bringing order and peace all across the country, a desideratum for any developed society.

    February 15, 2020
  • Uttarakhand railway signboards to replace Urdu with Sanskrit

    Uttarakhand railway signboards to replace Urdu with Sanskrit

    The names of railway stations in Uttarakhand on platform signboards still appear in Urdu as most of them belong to the period when the state was part of Uttar Pradesh where Urdu is the second official language.

    January 19, 2020
  • Where Ravana is Vishnu’s true bhakta

    Where Ravana is Vishnu’s true bhakta

    For many the characters in Ramayana are essentially straightforward. Rama is the hero, Sita the heroine and Ravana is the villain. However, those familiar with Hindu mythology would know there is nothing simple or linear about such epics. Here Sahapedia looks into the different narratives that gives us a backstory to how Ravana was once Vishnu’s true devotee.

    July 31, 2019
  • Himachal Pradesh Assembly passes Bill to make Sanskrit second official language

    Himachal Pradesh Assembly passes Bill to make Sanskrit second official language

    The Assembly also passed the Himachal Pradesh University of Health Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to rename the varsity after the name of former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

    February 16, 2019
  • Learn Sanskrit for life, not for exams: Delhi Education minister Manish Sisodia

    Learn Sanskrit for life, not for exams: Delhi Education minister Manish Sisodia

    Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said he wants students to learn and understand Sanskrit and not "mug it up for exams" as so many beautiful things were said in the language.

    October 31, 2018
  • DU seventh cut-off list out; seats available in off campus colleges

    DU seventh cut-off list out; seats available in off campus colleges

    This is expected to be the last list for general category students. An eighth cut-off list is expected but only for SC/ST students.

    August 5, 2018
  • CU Sanskrit dept denies fund embezzlement charge

    CU Sanskrit dept denies fund embezzlement charge

    The Sanskrit department of Calcutta University( CU) has denied all allegations of embezzlement of funds. The departmental head Satyajit Layak said they have submitted their explanation to the vice-chancellor( VC) after receiving complaints against the seminar they organise every year on 12 April. The vice-chancellor talking to The Statesman said, “I have met the head …

    April 15, 2018
  • Blending emotion and skill

    Blending emotion and skill

    The auspicious sound of conch shells followed by Sanskrit stotras, invoking blessings of the Gurus, announced the commencement of the fourth Mangalachanarana Sangeet Sammelan at Rabindra Sadan. This much awaited annual day-long soiree, also dedicated to social causes under the stewardship of renowned musician-couple Apurba and Indrani Mukherjee, began by giving away scholarships to several …

    March 10, 2018
  • Uttarakhand madrassas to teach Sanskrit

    Uttarakhand madrassas to teach Sanskrit

    The lower committee of Uttarakhand Madrassa Education Board (UMEB) has given its nod to a proposal seeking inclusion of Sanskrit and Computer Science as optional subjects in madrassas all over the state from the next academic session. At present, madrassas in the state offer Maths, Science, Ayush and Social Science as optional subjects. A six-member …

    January 11, 2018
  • These Muslim kids love reciting Gita verses in Sanskrit

    These Muslim kids love reciting Gita verses in Sanskrit

    Sixteen-year-old Nadeem Khan, who recently earned laurels for being the winner in the state-level Bhagwad Gita competition in Rajasthan, is passionate about learning the Sanskrit language. He finds the language quite simple, interesting and easy. According to him, the Bhagwad Gita shlokas have in-depth inspiring messages and he loves to recite them. This Sanskrit lover …

    December 31, 2017
  • ‘Sanskrit binds us together’

    ‘Sanskrit binds us together’

    Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania Laimonas TalatKelpša studied International Relations and Political Science at the University of Vilnius. Before being posted in India, he was Ambassador-at-large, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Pacific Department in his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he held several other posts for eight years. In 2011- 2012, he worked …

    August 14, 2017
  • Delhi govt move to promote Sanskrit

    Delhi govt move to promote Sanskrit

    In an effort to revive Sanskrit, Delhi government will start a special course for Delhi'ites at the 75 Sanskrit teaching centres across the Capital. Addressing a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said as a part of efforts to make Sanskrit language popular, the Sanskrit Academy of Delhi government will start a three-month certificate …

    July 26, 2017
  • SC declines plea for making Hindi compulsory in schools

    SC declines plea for making Hindi compulsory in schools

    The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a plea for making Hindi compulsory in all schools up to Class 8 across the country and declaring it as a national language. Observing that this may prompt people speaking other languages to ask why their language was not being taught, the bench of Chief Justice Jagdish …

    May 4, 2017
  • Stream of music

    Stream of music

    With the aim of promoting the relevance of past heritage and culture and encouraging learning of Sanskrit, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan is going full steam in giving a boost to the Centre for Study and Research in Indology, which was started five years ago. As its director Ashok Pradhan, a former top bureaucrat, who has been …

    May 3, 2017
  • Seminar on relevance of Sanskrit musicological texts

    Seminar on relevance of Sanskrit musicological texts

    Focusing on the importance of performing arts in medieval and ancient India, a two-day seminar in Delhi discussed the relevance of Sanskrit musicological texts in the present times. "Sangita Ratnakra of Sarangadeva", the ancient book known for having definitive text for Hindustani and Carnatic music was the reference for the discussion that saw eminent scholars …

    April 28, 2017