Sanskrit education to create more employment opportunities for students: Dharmendra Pradhan

The Central Sanskrit University organized a 3-day Utkarsh Mahotsav to promote Sanskrit language with chancellor Dharmendra Pradhan as guest.

Sanskrit education to create more employment opportunities for students: Dharmendra Pradhan Dharmendra Pradhan at Central Sanskrit University (Source: Official Twitter Account)
Vagisha Kaushik | May 9, 2022 - 8:24 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Central Sanskrit University held a three-day Utkarsh Mahotsav from May 7, 2022 to promote Sanskrit language across the country and beyond. Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan who is also the chancellor of the university was present during the event.

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“My address at 'Utkarsh Mahotsav' organized by Central Sanskrit University,” Pradhan tweeted.

Addressing the event, the education minister said that Sanskrit education will create more employment opportunities for students. He said that Sanskrit is not just a language, it is an emotion. Our knowledge and wisdom are our wealth. The onus is on all of us to take our civilization forward for centuries and achieve the ideals of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, he added.

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The Minister highlighted that as envisaged in the National Education Policy, the Government has given importance to all Indian languages including Sanskrit. It has a great contribution in unifying various Indian languages and Sanskrit Universities will move towards becoming large multidisciplinary institutions of higher learning, he added.

Pradhan cited that from the time of Hiuen Tsang to today's Raisina Dialogues, the spontaneity, modernity and scientificity of Sanskrit need no proof. He shared his thoughts on the revival of the language of the Vedas i.e Sanskrit, Indianness associated with Sanskrit and the language based education system. The Minister hoped that the deliberations held during the 'Utkarsh Mahotsav' will show the roadmap for the education system of 21st century to make India self-reliant and pave the way for global welfare.

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Chamu Krishna Shastry, Chairman, High Powered Committee for Promotion of Indian Languages, UGC chairman, Professor M Jagadesh Kumar; Vice-Chancellor of Central Sanskrit University Professor Shrinivasa Varakhedi; Vice Chancellor of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University, Professor Murlimanohar Pathak and Vice Chancellors of 17 Sanskrit Universities, scholars and students participated in the event.

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