Modi in Sanskrit

Narendra Modi’s website is now available in Sanskrit too.

Narendra Modi’s website now in Sanskrit also

According to Sanskrit Bharti’s press release, Sanskrit version of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s website will be launched in Ahmedabad by Vishva Hindu Parishad supremo Shri Ashok Singhal on Saturday.

A small function has been arranged on this occasion at Ellisbridge Gymkhana in Ahmedabad, at 5:00 pm tomorrow. Sarasa peeth head priest Shri Avichaldasji Maharaj and Sanskrit scholar Shri Dahyabhai Shastri will be present at this function.

This would be the first website of any leader in the world in Sanskrit.

It is time Sanskrit, the most perfect and most ancient of languages, is brought back into circulation. This is what J.L. Nehru as our first prime minister should have done, but that is another story.

Sanskrit is the world’s only artificially created language. Since it is not possible to create an artifical langauge that can actually be spoken by people, this is often considered a proof of its divine origin by many Sanskrit lovers.



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3 responses to “Modi in Sanskrit

  1. gajanan

    The enthu shown by BRA for Sanskirt even though he hit out at Hinduism’s certain systems deserves more praise than JL Nehru’s Discovery of India, which was very Anglophillic.

    Why Ambedkar wanted dalits and women to learn Sanskrit

    It is not clear from Sujata Shenai’s write-up if Bheemayanam has a canto devoted to Ambedkar’s efforts in later life to secure for Sanskrit common cultural space and labour with regional languages of India (Joshi does mention that as a student, Ambedkar was prevented from sitting in the Sanskrit class because of his birth in the Mahar caste). A dispatch of the Press Trust of India (PTI) dated September 10, 1949 states that Ambedkar was among those who sponsored an amendment making Sanskrit as the official language of the Indian Union in place of Hindi. Most newspapers carried the news the next day, i.e., on September 11, 1949 (see the issue of Sambhashan Sandeshah, a Sanskrit monthly published from Delhi , June 2003: 4-6).

    Other dignitaries who supported Dr Ambedkar’s initiative included Dr B.V. Keskar, then the Deputy Minister for External Affairs and Professor Naziruddin Ahmed. The amendment dealt with Article 310 and read: 1.The official language of the Union shall be Sanskrit. 2. Notwithstanding anything contained in Clause 1 of this article, for a period of fifteen years from the commencement of this constitution, the English language shall continue to be used for the official purposes of the union for which it was being used at such commencement: provided that the President may, during the said period, by order authorise for any of the official purposes of the union the use of Sanskrit in addition to the English language . But the amendment was defeated in the Constituent Assembly due to the opposition of the ruling Congress Party and other lobbyists.

    If Ambedkar had succeeded, the renewed interaction between Sanskrit as the national language and speakers of other languages would have initiated a sociological process of upward and downward mobility. While rulers, pilgrim centres, and temple complexes used to be the traditional agents of such interaction, the state operated broadcasting agencies, school textbooks, and the film and music industry would have emerged as new agents facilitating that interaction.

    A golden opportunity missed to correct the mischief of Brits like Ralph Griffiths et al. All could have been corrected down 60 yrs.

    Ambedkar wanted to establish a sanskrit Chair in Bonn.

  2. मान्यवर महोदय,
    दिल्ली के विज्ञान भवन में आयोजित “विश्‍व संस्कृत सम्मेलन” ( 5 से 9 अप्रैल,2001 ) में सामान्य व्यक्‍ति भी बड़ी सहजता से संस्कृत बोल रहे थे। यह देखकर उद्‍घाटनकर्ता प्रधानमंत्री वाजपेयी जी के मुख से निकल गया,” मैं पण्डित घर में जन्मा, मैंने बी.ए. तक संस्कृत का विषय भी पढ़ा,पर मैं संस्कृत नहीं बोल सकता, उसमें वार्तालाप नहीं कर सकता,इससे बड़ी पीड़ा की बात मेरे लिए क्या हो सकती हैं ” (पथिक संदेश, मई 2001,पृष्‍ठ संख्या 14-15) |
    संस्कृतवर्ष समारोह ( 26 मार्च,2000 ) में उद्‍घाटनकर्ता मुरली मनोहर जोशी के संस्कृत में भाषण को सुनकर यही पीड़ा मुझे भी हुई थी ,क्योंकि मैं केन्द्रीय-विद्यालय-संगठन की ओर से चयनित सुयोग्य संस्कृत शिक्षक के रूप में प्रतिनिधित्व करने पर भी सहजता से संस्कृत बोलने में असमर्थ था ।
    25 अप्रैल को आपकी (Modi in Sanskrit) संस्कृत भाषा में वैबसाईट का अनावरण जानकर आपसे प्रेरणा लेकर संस्कृत के विकास के लिए वैबसाईट पर कार्य प्रारम्भ किया है।

  3. Anonymous

    please include essays on narendra modi

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