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Sanskrit Diwas 2020: 5 Things To Know About One Of The Oldest Languages


Sanskrit Diwas: The day is marked to advertise Sanskrit, one of many oldest languages

Sanskrit Diwas 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked everybody concerned in selling, instructing and utilizing the Sanskrit language, on World Sanskrit Day. Sanskrit Day is noticed yearly on the total moon day in month of Shravan or Sawan, the fourth month within the Hindu calendar.  

In a tweet in Sanskrit, the Prime Minister described Sanskrit as an exquisite language which has made India a repository of data for a few years. He urged everybody to work in the direction of making Sanskrit widespread. 

Sankskrit Diwas: Five issues to know

  • Sanskrit Day or Sanskrit Diwas was introduced by the federal government of India in 1969, to revive and popularise the language.
  • A Sanskrit each day, Sudharma, which has a web based model additionally, is printed from Karnataka.
  • There are 50 letters in Sanskrit – the primary 16 are vowels and subsequent 34 are consonants.
  • Sir William Jones, an English scholar and founding father of the Asiatic Society, translated Kalidasa’s Abhijnana Shakuntala and Ritu Samhara into English. He additionally translated Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda and the Manusmriti.
  • Another scholar, Sir Charles Wilkins translated the Bhagavad Gita into English.

On Sanskrit Diwas, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal mentioned, Sanskrit is the hyperlink 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 Sanskrit Day 2020,” Mr. Pokhriyal wrote in Sanskrit on Twitter.


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