Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today inaugurated the two-day Regional Conference of Sanskrit Bharati Gujarat at Kolwada near Gandhinagar.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that Sanskrit is the mother of all languages and has the potential to build the brand image of India. There is need for hard work for preservation and promotion, easy-to-understand and easy-to-use form, and wider use of this ancient language. But, unfortunately, some pseudo-secularists are out to distort the heritage value of Sanskrit.
Mr. Rupani said that Sanskrit is one language which has the origin of most words and its mean for the welfare of the mankind, having a big contribution in nurturing cultural values and civilization.
He expressed happiness at the greater use of Sanskrit in Gujarat, providing the infrastructure for growth. It was due to the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was the Chief Minister here that Somnath Sanskrit University was set up in the state. He hoped that formation of Sanskrit Board by the State Government in consultation with experts and Sanskrit Bharati.
The Chief Minister launched a video for learning Sanskrit at home. He presented awards and certificates to scholars for excellence in Sanskrit.
Swami Sadanand Saraswati Maharaj described Sanskrit as the language of Vedas and Upanishad for the religious and spiritual salvation of the mankind. There is need for application of Sanskrit is this age of science and technology.
Those who spoke on the occasion included poet-litterateur Bhagyesh Jha, Sanskrit Bharati National Organizing Secretary Dinesh Kamat and Somnath Sanskrit University Vice-Chancellor Gopbandhu Mishra.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat