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.
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
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.