Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday (May 8, 2019) complimented students from Karnataka for learning Sanskrit and trekking up to 12,000 feet on the Himalayas and hoisting the Sanskrit Flag as part of ‘Sahyadri to Himadri’ expedition.
Addressing the students and expedition team, who belonged to different age brackets from 11 years to 64 years, Naidu said, “Everybody should learn their mother respective tongue and other languages including Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the mother of all languages. Scholars in western countries are now doing research on Vedas, Upanishads and Sanskrit literature.”
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As many as 46 students, including girls from Vasavi Primary and High School at Shivamogga, called on the Vice President on Thursday to share their experiences.
The expedition was organized by Samskrita Bharati, a non-profit organisation working to revive Sanskrit.
Naidu, in his address, emphasized the importance of Sanskrit as the invaluable window to Indian cultural treasure house as well as the origin of most Indian languages.
He wished that students should be encouraged to learn this language to understand the depth and richness of Indian heritage.
“We shouldn’t neglect Sanskrit, Governments and Educational institutes should provide an opportunity to learn Sanskrit,” he added.
SOURCE: Press Information Bureau