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1500 delegates attend Sanskrit convention in Mysuru

Mysuru: ‘Samskrita-Jayagosha’, the two-day Sanskrit convention organized in the city, ended on Sunday amidst enormous response from the public.

The two-day convention, which was held at Avadhootadatta Peetham in Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashram, was inaugurated on Saturday-January 9, by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala.

Samskrita Sammelanam- 2016, Mysuru

Photo: Visitors looking into Sanskrit learning books for students from Lower Kindergarten to Standard 7.
Photo: Visitors looking into Sanskrit learning books for students from Lower Kindergarten to Standard 7

The event, which was organized by Samskrita Bharati, an international organization working for the revival of Sanskrit language across many countries, saw an enthusiastic participation of around 1500 delegates and more than 2000 visitors.

Samskrita Sammelanam- 2016, Mysuru

Visitors looking Correspondence courses for learning Sanskrit offered by Samskrita Bharati
Visitors looking Correspondence courses for learning Sanskrit offered by Samskrita Bharati

Speaking to NewsGram, Madhusudhan Desai, an advocate from Bengaluru, who is associated with the organization for many years, said that today people consider Sanskrit as a dead language, hence, they were making efforts to change this perception, because Sanskrit was clearly not a dead language.

Samskrita Sammelanam- 2016, Mysuru

Charts elaborating on various expositions of science, ecology, medicine, engineering, etc. present in Sanskrit texts showcased
Charts elaborating on various expositions of science, ecology, medicine, engineering, etc. present in Sanskrit texts showcased

When asked about why Sanskrit should be learned today, Desai said that Sanskrit was the mother of other Indian languages and it always nourished them. Our Indian cultures and traditions were all rooted in Sanskrit. Hence, learning Sanskrit was very vital to connect with our cultural roots.

Samskrita Sammelanam- 2016, Mysuru

IMG_20160110_124723Samskrita Bharati had exhibited for sale various simple books for learning Sanskrit. The books included colorful books for Kindergarten children to learn Sanskrit, basic Spoken Sanskrit books, various novels and fictions in Sanskrit, and a series of books on Indian science present in Sanskrit scriptures.

Samskrita Sammelanam- 2016, Mysuru

IMG_20160110_124754A series of charts highlighting contributions of Indian scientists, mathematicians, Rishis, and Yogis in the field of medicine, physics, math, ecology, philosophy, etc. was displayed at the event. There was also a display of various items of daily use, models of animals and birds, etc. with their Sanskrit names written in front of them.

Samskrita Sammelanam- 2016, Mysuru

People purchasing various Sanskrit books
People purchasing various Sanskrit books

Sunday also saw the release of the book ‘Ullangana’ in the presence of renowned Kannada author SL Byrappa. The book is a Sanskrit translation of Byrappa’s Kannada book ‘Daatu’. IIM-B professor B. Mahadevan and Bharat Lal Meena were also present during the book release.

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