Roorkee, The Sanskrit Club of the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Roorkee, in association with Sanskrit Bharati (Website: samskritabharati.in), a non- profit organization, organized a worldwide program of online 15-day Spoken Sanskrit camp. This one-of-a-kind event titled ‘Subhashitam Sanskritam’ witnessed participation by over 4800 language enthusiasts from India and abroad.
The 15-day spoken Sanskrit classes will be followed by four advanced courses in Sanskrit. The objective of the event was to create awareness about the significance of Sanskrit among the young generation.
“Sanskrit is among the oldest languages in the world. There is a need to explore the pearls of wisdom hidden in Sanskrit literature in disciplines like science, astronomy, medicine and diplomacy,” said Prof. Ajit Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee
Dr. H.R.Vishwasa, Head, Teacher Training, Sanskrit Bharati, in his inaugural address said, “The uniqueness of Sanskrit lies in the derivation of words from root syllables and a highly inflected grammatical structure. Since antiquity, it has continued to exist in its pristine form without any alteration in pronunciation of its 36 consonants and 16 vowels. ‘Sambhashan’(conversation) is the first step towards reviving Sanskrit and making the young generation aware of its significance.”
The inaugural session was followed by an online session wherein Sanskrit experts taught the foundational aspects of the language in an amicable and engaging manner.