Vice President, PM Modi, Education Minister Greet Nation On Sanskrit Diwas 2020
World Sanskrit Day 2020 or Sanskrit Diwas 2020 is being celebrated on August 3, 2020.
On Sanskrit Diwas 2020, Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, urged Indians to promote and preserve the ancient Indian language. “Today, we celebrate the World Sanskrit Day to draw attention to the need to preserve and propagate this great classical language. This ancient language has a treasure trove of knowledge associated with it, from our great Vedas to Puranas to Kavyas to Upanishads,” Vice-President Naidu wrote on his official Twitter account.
Vice-President Naidu further said that Sanskrit is the “window to India’s grand cultural heritage” and urged everyone to keep it alive; so that our “civilizational roots” can be explored and understood”.
“Several scientific treatises that were much ahead of their time were written in Sanskrit,” the Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu said.
Today, we celebrate the World Sanskrit Day to draw attention to the need to preserve and propagate this great classical language.— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 3, 2020
This ancient language has a treasure trove of knowledge associated with it, from our great Vedas to Puranas to Kavyas to Upanishads #WorldSanskritDay pic.twitter.com/d1MNQnYiOz
“On World Sanskrit Day 2020, I salute them who are engaged in studying and promoting the beautiful language,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in Sanskrit.
PM Modi further wished for the growth and prosperity of Sanskrit in the coming years.
अद्य संस्कृतदिवसे ये संस्कृतभाषां पठन्ति तथा च जनेषु तस्याः प्रचारार्थं प्रयासं कुर्वन्ति तान् सर्वान् प्रणमामि। संस्कृतभाषा सुन्दरी भाषा अस्ति किञ्च सहस्रशः वर्षेभ्यः अस्माकं श्रेष्ठायाः संस्कृत्याः भागभूता अस्ति। आगामिषु वर्षेषु संस्कृतभाषायाः लोकप्रियता नितराम् अभिवर्धताम्।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 3, 2020
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that Sanskrit is the link that unifies India.
“Sanskrit is the oldest language in the world. This ancient language links India as a whole. My greetings to the nation on World Sanksrit Day 2020,” Mr. Pokhriyal wrote in Sanskrit.
संस्कृतभाषा विश्वस्य प्राचीनतमा भाषास्ति। समस्तं भारतं एकसूत्रे संधानस्य सामर्थ्यमपि संस्कृतभाषायां निहितमस्ति। संस्कृतदिवसस्यावसरे समस्ता: देशवासिनो माङ्गलिकवचोभि: भूरि भूरि वर्धाप्यन्ते। pic.twitter.com/RPFX4wQJ3F— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) August 3, 2020
NEP 2020 And Sanskrit
The recently approved new National Education Policy 2020, or NEP 2020, that aims at multilingualism, promotes Sanskrit as an “important” and “enriching” option at all levels of school and higher education.
Sanskrit, according to the NEP 2020, has been "written by people of various religions as well as non-religious people, and by people from all walks of life...over thousands of years".
Sanskrit will be offered at all levels of school and higher education as an important, enriching option for students, including as an option in the three-language formula, the NEP 2020 document said.
World Sanskrit Day is observed every year on Shraavanapoornima-- full moon of the Shravana month as per the Hindu calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, World Sanskrit Day 2020, or Sanskrit Diwas 2020 is being celebrated on August 3.