‘Sanskrit‘, the language that is most revered across the world for its unique characteristics unlike other regular languages.
Though the language relates more to India because of its Vedic history, the country hasn’t been that successful in promoting Sanskrit in the recent times.
After years of wait, finally the good days are here for Sanskrit lovers and scholars!
In a recent decision, the Indian Parliament has passed the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2020!
The three deemed universities, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Delhi), Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (New Delhi) and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (Tirupati), will now get the central university status.
Calling this as a ‘landmark decision’, the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said these universities will take the knowledge of Sanskrit to the world and will also promote the study of India’s ancient and traditional knowledge.
“While the whole world is gaining from our ancient knowledge, we seem to be lagging behind,” said Pokhriyal, adding that India has more than 5 crore Sanskrit students.
He further added that Germany has 14 Sanskrit-teaching universities.
Other countries where Sanskrit is being taught include US, Italy, Britain, Russia, Sweden, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Belgium, Denmark, Austria and Australia, among others.
Renowned universities Harvard and Cambridge house two of the world’s largest Sanskrit centers.
“If we innovate and research on our ancient knowledge and repository and link these to modern science, India will again be ‘viswa guru’,” the Minister said.