The State Government has accorded the status of the second language to Sanskrit as it is a language that is rich in vocabulary, literature, thoughts and ideas, meanings, and values. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the first meeting of Himachal Pradesh Sanskrit Academy through video conferencing, today.
Chief Minister said that Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, was more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than both of these. He said that Sanskrit was the oldest and the most continually used language in the world. He said that Sanskrit was still taught in some schools in India, and in a few places in the Western world. With India playing an ever more important part on the world stage, there has been a corresponding growth of interest in Sanskrit.
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Jai Ram Thakur Ji said that knowledge of Sanskrit is highly respected by the academic community. He said that Sanskrit literature offers an expansive view of human nature and its role in creation. In this era of unprecedented change and uncertainty, it can be a valuable tool to assess and look afresh at society, he added.
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Jai Ram Thakur Ji said that Sanskrit language was also considered as the best language for computer software. He said that the State Government was also contemplating to open a Sanskrit University in the State for which land was being identified. He said that Sanskrit scholars and Sanskrit Academy should come forward with suggestions to make this language as common man language so that students could be motivated to study the language.