The Assam chapter of ‘Lokabhasha Prasar Samiti’ in collaboration with the Sanskrit Department of Mangaldai College on Wednesday observed “Sanskrit Divas”.
The programme was held in the college premises with variety of programmes including recital of ‘Vedic Mangalacharan’, plantation, Sanskrit science exhibition and open session among others.
In the open session held at the science gallery with Dr Bharati Goswami, president Lokabhasha Prasar Samiti, Assam and teacher B Barooah College, Guwahati in the chair, Dr Dipak Kumar Sarma, vice chancellor, Kumar Bhaskar Verma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University, Nalbari attended as the chief guest.
In his address he underlined the significance of observing the Sanskrit Divas while recalling the contributions of the Sanskrit Pundits and developing strategies to glorify the language in future.
Vice chancellor Dr Sarma discussed the relevance of studying Sanskrit while accepting the changes as in other languages with the passage of time.
Terming Sanskrit as the grand father of the all modern Indian languages Dr Sarma with the help of a short story said, “Whether this valuable resource of the country would survive with glory or would lose its existence forever is in hands of the younger generation.”
The session earlier was inaugurated by Dr Khagendra Kumar Nath, principal of Mangaldai College where as Kushal Kalita, executive president of the organizing State body delivered the welcome speech.
Nilima Debi, president, Darrang BJP also attended it as a guest.
The organizers earlier feted vice chancellor Dr Sarma with a memento while tributes paid to ‘Bharat Mata’, Late Sushma Swaraj and Late Arun Jatley by lighting lamps before their portraits.