N Singh Mehta
Shimla – (Feb 8 )- To revive the classical Sanskrit language in the state, Himachal Government is thinking of setting up a Sanskrit University so that the ‘mother of world’s all languages’ restore its lost dignity and significance in the Himalayan region.
The Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said this after presiding over the meeting of the Himachal Pradesh Sanskrit Academy in Shimla today.
“Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages in the world and is most computer savvy among all the languages on this planet .We have already decided to give second official language status to Sanskrit in the State. The Government is ensuring its proper growth, popularity and prevalence in the State,” said the CM, Thakur.
Appreciating the idea of Sanskrit University, the Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said that the role of Academy was vital for promoting and publicizing Sanskrit language in the State. He said that the Government would provide all possible help to the Academy for undertakings its activities effectively.
The new university will provide job opportunity to many unemployed youth and Sanskrit scholars in the state.