Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was honoured by Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu in the World conference organized by Sanskrit Bharti for according second language status to Sanskrit in the state at New Delhi today.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Sanskrit is not just the language of our country but a global language because of its richness. He said that state government is considering opening Sanskrit university in the state for strengthening and expansion of Sanskrit language in the state. He said that Sanskrit is associated with our rich heritage and identity hence it should be promoted and preserved by all. He said that state government will make efforts to popularize it more so that more people adopt it for speaking and communicating.
The Chief Minister said that India is a country of rich cultural heritage and we should make sincere efforts to preserve the same. He said that no country can progress by ignoring its rich heritage and values. He said that we should adopt modern thinking and values yet preserve and take pride in our ‘sanskaar and sanskriti ‘ and success achieved by ignoring these is not success in real sense.
The Chief Minister thanked the organisers for the honour and lauded them for holding such event to celebrate the importance of Sanskrit.
The Chief Minister was honoured by Vice President by presenting memento and shawl.
Vice President congratulated the organisers for their endeavours.
Union Minister Dr. Harshvardhan and Mahamandaleshwar Shree Awadheshanand Giri Peetjadheesh of Juna Akhada also spoke on the occasion.
All India President Sanskrit Bharti Gopbandhu Mishra welcomed the chief guest and others.
Representatives of 21 countries and scholars, teachers and students of Sanskrit and organizations promoting the language across the country participated in the event