HAILAKANDI, Nov 25 � A Sanskrit Ganasammelanam of the Sanskrit Bharati was held at Sri Ramakrishna Nimbark Sanskrit Vidyapeeth here on Sunday. It was organised by the Hailakandi district committee of the Sanskrit Bharati in collaboration with Sri Ramakrishna Nimbark Sanskrit Vidyapeeth.
In the morning, a cultural procession was taken out through the main thoroughfares of the town. The programme started with the performance of Saraswati Vandana. The meeting held on the occasion was presided over by Hirakjyoti Chakraborty. It was addressed by the president of the south Assam zone of the Sanskrit Bharati, Dr Sankar Bhattacharjee, educationist and president of the Barak Vaidic Samiti, Dr Sukhamoy Bhattacharjee, Dr Swapna Devi of the Assam University, Sanskrit scholar Kshaunish Chakraborty, district president Promode Nath and assistant secretary Tapamoy Bhattacharjee among others.
They stressed the need of preserving and popularising the Sanskrit language in the greater interest of the country�s rich heritage. They said that some people termed Sanskrit a dead language. While condemning this, the speakers said that such people were trying to bury the language by forgetting the age-old traditions of India. They urged the people to come forward for the extensive use of the language. The language could not develop due to the lack of a greater perspective on the part of the political leaders of the country. They praised the present Central Government�s initiative towards the extensive use of Sanskrit. They also stressed the need of learning Sanskrit at the grassroot level.
The conference unanimously adopted eight resolutions namely, introduction of Sanskrit as a compulsory language in schools from Class I to Class XII, compulsory admission of those students who had Sanskrit as one of the subjects in Class XI or Class XII to undergraduate and postgraduate levels of Ayurvedic Science, introduction of Sanskrit in the study of Ayurvedic Science, introduction of Sanskrit in schools, colleges and universities, incorporation of old Indian philosophy and science in professional and technical courses such as BEd, M Ed, MBBS, MBA, BE and BTech courses, immediate establishment of a Sanskrit academy in all the north-eastern States as in the other States of the country, recognition of Sanskrit as the base language as per the report of the UNESCO Association and preservation of the Vedas and other Sanskrit shastras in the Sanskrit tols.
Various cultural programmes were also organised on the occasion which included performance of Sanskrit songs, Gita slokas, plays and recitation.