Sanskrit literature, a great repository of knowledge, says Smriti irani

New Delhi, Sept.30 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development Minister and Chancellor of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Smriti Irani said today that Sanskrit literature is a great repository of knowledge.

Speaking on the occasion of the fifth convocation ceremony of the Sansthan, Irani said that by being the language of Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta, Sanskrit now spans across the world.

“Sanskrit belongs to all. This is a language that unites the country. She added that she looks forward to the day when Sanskrit re-establishes its rightful place of respect in the national life and in the hearts of the people of this nation,” she said.

“Sanskrit is the language of Yoga. So, the person who knows Sanskrit can become an excellent teacher of Yoga as well. There is a great demand for lakhs of Yoga teachers in the world. Hence, Sanskrit universities can consider imparting instruction to Yoga teachers in the medium of Sanskrit. To achieve this, there is a need to develop appropriate teaching material. This can provide employment to lakhs of Sanskrit students,” Irani added.

She, however, said that there is a great need for reorientation in Sanskrit research, keeping in view of the present needs of the country, emerging trends in science and technology, and global developments.

She urged all Sanskrit scholars to come together and think about these tasks and to popularis and improve the standard of Sanskrit education. (ANI)

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