Himachal Government is committed to popularise Sanskrit language in the State so that it regains its lost glory, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here on Monday.
Presiding over the “Sanskrit Abhinandan Samaroh” organized by the Himachal State Sanskrit Shikshak Parishad, Himachal Sanskrit Academy, Himachal Culture and Art Academy and Sanskrit Bharti Himachal Pradesh on the occasion of Sanskrit Week being organized on declaring Sanskrit as the second language of the State, he said it was considered as "Dev Bhasha" or the language of the Gods by ancient Indians.
Thakur said that corpus of Sanskrit literature encompasses a rich tradition of poetry and drama as well as scientific, technical, philosophical and dharma texts.
Sanskrit continues to be widely used as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice in the forms of hymns and mantras, he added.
The chief minister said that Sanskrit language was a true symbol of the great Indian tradition and thought and was the most computer enabled language of the world. He said that efforts would be made to teach Sanskrit language from the primary school level in Government schools.
Thakur said that the State Government would sympathetically consider to demand of the Shastri teachers with B.Ed. would for re-designating them as TGT Sanskrit.
Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said that Sanskrit was the main language spoken in one village of Lahaul Spiti district, adding that if the language was simplified, it could serve as a better link among the people indifferent states and solve the language problem.
North Zone Organising Secretary of Sanskrit Bharati Trust Jai Prakash said that Sanskrit was not a language of a particular religion of a sect, but it was a language which has as honour of being one of the oldest language of the world. He said that the country today as seventeen Sanskrit Universities and one Sanskrit University will be established in Himachal Pradesh soon.