GUWAHATI, May 21 � Eminent scholars from across the country converging in the capital city to be part of a programme commemorating the 162nd birth anniversary of Anundoram Borooah insisted that the great scholar must get his due honour and be conferred the Bharat Ratna.
These scholars participating in a national seminar on Contribution of Anundoram Borooah to Sanskrit that began on Monday said that an institute for study and research on Indology and allied subjects should be set up in memory of Anundoram Borooah.
DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar who inaugurated the seminar underscored the need for proper appreciation of the works of the great scholar and administrator Anundoram Borooah and making the works accessible to the scholars and students outside Assam.
Ghatowar said that the study of Sanskrit has been neglected and it was very important to revive the language for the sake of modern Indian languages.
The seminar organized under the auspices of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and Shri Lal Bahadur Shashtri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, is aimed at bringing awareness at the national level to the trendsetting writings of the scholar. The Sanskrit Department of Cotton College has collaborated in the two-day seminar held at the college.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mukundakam Sharma, former judge of Supreme Court and Chancellor of Shri Lal Bahadur Shashtri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth called for popularizing the works of Anundoram Borooah outside the State which he said will ensure the honour due to the great scholar of Assam.
�Anundoram Borooah�s contribution to Sanskrit literature is very unique and it is high time we recognized his erudition and gave him the due honours,� said Sharma.
Observing on the life and contribution of Anundoram Borooah, Radhavallabh Tripathi, VC, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi said that Anundoram Borooah�s initiatives at social reforms should be seen in the light of his understanding of Sanskrit texts and his scholarly acumen.