International delegates grace a Sanskrit event, 'Sanskrit in India and Abroad' at Jamia Millia Islamia.
Department of Sanskrit and Sanskrit Research Council of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have organised the first lecture of a year-long special lecture series on 'Sanskrit in India and Abroad'. Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor, JMI, who was also the Chief Guest, said, "Sanskrit is not only a language but also a carrier of great Indian civilisation which is spreading and influencing the whole world".
Among the speakers were Come Carpentier De Gourdon from France, Venessa Acevedo Reyes from Canada and Charles Stewart Thompson from Australia. They highlighted the increasing popularity and influence of Sanskrit not only in India but abroad also.
Prof. Girish Chand Pant, Head of the Sanskrit Department gave a brief introduction about the department and the courses taught. He informed the audience that the department was started in 2017 and imparted BA, MA, MPhil/PhD courses.
Come Carpentier De Gourdon from France said that Sanskrit is the binding force for the various languages in India and there are ample opportunities to carry out research on the Sanskrit language.
Venessa Acevedo Reyes from Canada said that she is coming to India for the last 12 years and Sanskrit has helped her in understanding the country in a better way. She also informed that Toronto District School Board in Canada has included Sanskrit in primary education.
Charles Stewart Thompson from Australia said that Yoga and Sanskrit are complementary to each other and helping youths in earning their livelihood.
Source: India Today