A lecture on ‘Sanskrit in India and Abroad’ was organized by the
Department of Sanskrit and Sanskrit Research Council of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) yesterday. Department of Sanskrit and Sanskrit Research Council of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have organized the first instruct of a year-long special lecture series on ‘Sanskrit in India and Abroad’.
Some of the speakers were Charles Stewart Thompson from Australia, Come Carpentier De Gourdon from France and Venessa Acevedo Reyes from Canada. 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 concise prologue about the department and the courses taught. He well-versed the audience that the department was started in 2017 and imparted BA, MA, MPhil /PhD courses.
Come Carpentier De Gourdon from France said ,”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 “Yoga and Sanskrit are complementary to each other and helping youths in earning their livelihood.”
The Chief Guest at the function was Professor Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor, JMI This function was organized at the seminar hall of the Sanskrit Department, JMI. In her address, she said, “Sanskrit is not only a language but also a carrier of great Indian civilization which is spreading and influencing the whole world”.