GUWAHATI, June 23 - A two-day national webinar on �Sanskrit studies and incredible India� was jointly organised by the department of Sanskrit, Assam University, Silchar and Women�s College, Silchar on June 20-21. Prof Gopabandhu Mishra, Vice-Chancellor, Somnath Sanskrit University, Gujarat, was present as chief guest. This was stated in a press release.
In his welcome address, Prof Shanti Pokhrel, Head, Department of Sanskrit, Assam University said that this type of webinar completely new in nature as the participants can participate as well as present papers. In his presidential address, Prof Dilip Chandra Nath, Vice-Chancellor, Assam University, Silchar said that it is, indeed, a matter of pride for the university that this sort of webinar has been organised. He praised the Sanskrit department for taking the initiative and also requested other departments to follow this path.
Prof Gopabandhu Mishra, in his address, delighted the audience with his words of wisdom. He spoke on the rich treasure house of Sanskrit and its different approaches. �Sanskrit is the only medium where we can communicate easily,� he said, adding, �it is the soul of India and if we are not going to give importance to Sanskrit, it will really be impossible to think of an Incredible India.�
Dr Govind Sharma, Co-ordinator and Assistant Professor, Department of Sanskrit emphasised that the webinar was organised in relevance to the present situation of India. �Since India is passing through a very critical stage after the pandemic of Covid-19, the knowledge of Sanskrit can help build a strong immune system as well as strong mental health,� he said.
The valedictory session of the webinar was held on June 21. Dr Govind Sharma presented the webinar report. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dilip Chandra Nath congratulated the organisers for the grand success of the webinar. Prof Hari Prasad Adhikari, Sampoornand Sanskrit University, was the chief guest and in his speech he emphasised on the importance of Indian culture and Sanskrit.