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The directive from the Indian public service broadcaster was issued on November 26. (HT photo)

Prasar Bharti orders 15-min Sanskrit bulletins, Tamil Nadu leaders slam Centre

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:53 PM IST
DMK president M K Stalin slammed it as an imposition of language on a plural society.
The culture and scriptures of India have always been a centre of attraction for the whole world and people who came to visit our country returned to theirs as ambassadors of Indian culture, PM Modi said on Mann Ki Baat.(PTI)
The culture and scriptures of India have always been a centre of attraction for the whole world and people who came to visit our country returned to theirs as ambassadors of Indian culture, PM Modi said on Mann Ki Baat.(PTI)

‘New Zealand MP took oath in Sanskrit’: PM Modi says spread of language fills Indians with pride

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:06 PM IST
Recently, a New Zealand MP Gaurav Sharma took oath in Sanskrit. The spread of our language, which is one of the oldest in the world, fills our heart with pride. I want to congratulate him on this platform,” the PM said.
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Himachal-origin New Zealand MP takes oath in Sanskrit

Hindustan Times/ Melbourne | By Press Trust Of India, Melbourne
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:21 AM IST
Sharma, 33, hailing from Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur, was recently elected as the Member of Parliament from the Labour Party for Hamilton West in New Zealand.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

UP Sanskrit schools reeling under acute teacher shortage

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Sanskrit schools in Uttar Pradesh are in trouble. Of the 958 Sanskrit schools offering the subject from classes 6 to 12, 117 of them do not have a single teacher left, while 58 government-aided Sanskrit-medium secondary schools have already closed down due to a shortage of teachers.
UGC building.(HT file)
UGC building.(HT file)

UGC asks all varsities to hold week-long Sanskrit celebrations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2020 02:06 PM IST
In a letter to the vice chancellors of all universities, UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain has said that the Consortium of Sanskrit Universities has decided to celebrate the World Sanskrit Day by holding week long celebrations from July 31 to August 6.
New Education Policy 2020.(HT file)
New Education Policy 2020.(HT file)

New Education Policy 2020: Focus on Sanskrit, Indian languages in NEP; Institute of Translation to be set up

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2020 04:48 PM IST
New Education Policy 2020: As per the NEP and IITT will be established that will make extensive use of technology to aid in its translation and interpretation efforts.
Sanskrit scholar Kosalendradas (RIGHT) teaches Sanskrit to Member of Parliament Ramcharan Bohra (2nd from right) and his family members at his residence, in Jaipur on Friday, 05 June 2020. ( Photo by - Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Sanskrit scholar Kosalendradas (RIGHT) teaches Sanskrit to Member of Parliament Ramcharan Bohra (2nd from right) and his family members at his residence, in Jaipur on Friday, 05 June 2020. ( Photo by - Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

Sanskrit lessons for Jaipur MP Ramcharan Bohra and his family during lockdown

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 07:07 PM IST
The Member of Parliament from Jaipur began learning Sanskrit when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced nationwide lockdown to prevent spread of coronavirus disease on March 24.
The government spent Rs 643.84 crore on the promotion of Sanskrit in the last three years(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representative Image)
The government spent Rs 643.84 crore on the promotion of Sanskrit in the last three years(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representative Image)

Rs 643.84 crore spent on promotion of Sanskrit in 3 years: Government data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 04:31 AM IST
In reply, the Centre said the Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) had established the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan in Delhi as a nodal authority to promote Sanskrit.
Bihar Board 10th Sanskrit Exam 2020 Tips.(Shutterstock)
Bihar Board 10th Sanskrit Exam 2020 Tips.(Shutterstock)

Bihar Board 10th Sanskrit Exam 2020 Tips: Put special stress on grammar and translations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 02:09 PM IST
The Sanskrit exam of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is scheduled on February 22. The exams will be conducted in two sittings, with the first beginning at 9:30 am and the second at 1:45 pm.
Representative(HT file)
Representative(HT file)

Muslims learn Sanskrit, Hindus study Urdu in this UP madarsa

Gonda (UP) | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 03:37 PM IST
A madarsa, Gulshan-e-Baghdad, situated in Rasulpur development block of Wazirganj is not only giving Sanskrit lessons to Muslim students but a large number of Hindu students are also studying here to learn Urdu.
Names of railway stations written in Urdu on platform signboards in Uttarakhand will now be written in Sanskrit photo:pradeep gaur/mint
Names of railway stations written in Urdu on platform signboards in Uttarakhand will now be written in Sanskrit photo:pradeep gaur/mint

Sanskrit to replace Urdu on railway signboards in Uttarakhand

Dehradun | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2020 06:06 AM IST
 Sanskrit was made the second official language of Uttarakhand in 2010 during the chief ministership of Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, who is now Union HRD Minister.   
Dr Firoz welcomed at department of Sanskrit in Faculty of Arts, BHU(HT)
Dr Firoz welcomed at department of Sanskrit in Faculty of Arts, BHU(HT)

‘I want to pursue my love for Sanskrit’ says BHU’s Muslim professor Firoz Khan

Varanasi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2019 10:37 AM IST
Firoz Khan said he wanted to pursue his love for Sanskrit and also promote the language. “I have a plan in mind but let me start my teaching duties first,” he said.Dr Feroz Khan, who had qualified for the post of Assistant Professor in different faculties in BHU, refused to speak on the controversy that made him opt for a change of faculty.
BJP MP Ganesh Singh on Thursday claimed that as per a research done by a US-based academic institution, speaking Sanskrit language on a daily basis boosts the nervous system(Ganesh Singh/Twitter)
BJP MP Ganesh Singh on Thursday claimed that as per a research done by a US-based academic institution, speaking Sanskrit language on a daily basis boosts the nervous system(Ganesh Singh/Twitter)

Speaking Sanskrit keeps diabetes, cholesterol at bay: BJP MP

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 08:07 AM IST
Participating in a debate on the Sanskrit universities bill, he also claimed that according to a research by US space research organisation NASA, if computer programming is done in Sanskrit, it will be flawless.
Banaras Hindu University.(bhu.ac.in)
Banaras Hindu University.(bhu.ac.in)

BHU’s Firoz Khan to appear for interview to teach at varsity’s Ayurveda department

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2019 09:02 AM IST
On November 24, the faculty members and the retired professors of the BHU had expressed their support for the students who are protesting against the appointment of Firoz as an assistant professor of Sanskrit at the Sanskrit Vidya Dharm Vigyaan department.
Majority of the students in this Sanskrit school belongs to Muslim community. (Representational image)(Shutterstock)
Majority of the students in this Sanskrit school belongs to Muslim community. (Representational image)(Shutterstock)

Muslim students throng this Sanskrit school in Jaipur

Jaipur | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 09:50 AM IST
Out of 277 students enrolled at the school, which runs up to Class X, 222 belong to the Muslim community.
Dr. Firoze, who hails from a village near Jaipur in Rajasthan, says reading Sanskrit led to his intellectual growth(HT Photo)
Dr. Firoze, who hails from a village near Jaipur in Rajasthan, says reading Sanskrit led to his intellectual growth(HT Photo)

BHU’s first Muslim professor of Sanskrit sings on DD, stages Sanskrit plays

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 02:07 PM IST
On the eve of Sanskrit Day on August 14 this year, Dr. Firoze was the only Muslim to be awarded the ‘Sanskrit Yuva Pratibha Samman’ by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
Patna High Court.(HT file)
Patna High Court.(HT file)

Sanskrit varsity relieves 20 college principals after Patna HC order

Hindustan Times, Darbhanga | By Bishnu K Jha
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2019 04:16 PM IST
According to a notification issued by KSDSU registrar, the step was necessitated in following Patna HC order passed on September 24.
DMK chief M K Stalin was the first to attack by accusing the Centre of imposing Sanskrit on Anna University’s engineering students(PTI Photo/File)
DMK chief M K Stalin was the first to attack by accusing the Centre of imposing Sanskrit on Anna University’s engineering students(PTI Photo/File)

Language Row: Bhagwad Gita, Upanishads and Sanskrit in Anna University curriculum stoke fresh fires

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 09:42 PM IST
The fresh controversy was triggered by the decision of the university’s Information Science and Technology department to make Sanskrit--one of the languages prescribed by the AICTE-- mandatory.
Teacher Namita Bhagat, in class with the students at M C Primary School Dilshad Garden, O Block Delhi(Hindustan Times Media)
Teacher Namita Bhagat, in class with the students at M C Primary School Dilshad Garden, O Block Delhi(Hindustan Times Media)

Peon of this MP school teaches Sanskrit for last 23 years

Indore | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Panchal teaches Sanskrit at the school. He has been doing so for the past 23 years as the school does not have a Sanskrit teacher.
The children studying in government schools would now learn Sanskrit poems of their curriculum sung by their teachers. (Representational image)(Hindustan Times/Prasad Gori)
The children studying in government schools would now learn Sanskrit poems of their curriculum sung by their teachers. (Representational image)(Hindustan Times/Prasad Gori)

Uttarakhand school children to learn Sanskrit poems sung by teachers

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 02:27 PM IST
On Tuesday evening chief minister (CM) Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the CD comprising the Sanskrit poems in the form of songs along with some written content, added officials.
Sanskrit takes a centrestage in Netflix’s Sacred Games.(Sacred Games 2/Netflix/YouTube)
Sanskrit takes a centrestage in Netflix’s Sacred Games.(Sacred Games 2/Netflix/YouTube)

World Sanskrit Day 2019: Sanskrit takes centrestage in Netflix’s Sacred Games

By ReSanskrit
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 08:58 AM IST
Sacred Games 2: The season 2 of the popular Netflix series Sacred Games will be premiering on August 15 and we can’t wait to discover what the new season has in store.
Representative(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representative(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Sanskrit likely to be taught in govt primary schools: Himachal CM

Shimla | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 08:24 AM IST
The Himachal Pradesh Assembly had in February passed a Bill to make Sanskrit the second official language of the state.
Naresh Pokhriyal(HRD minister) claims Sanskrit to be world’s only scientific language.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Naresh Pokhriyal(HRD minister) claims Sanskrit to be world’s only scientific language.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Sanskrit is the world’s only scientific language, says HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Shreya Bhandary
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 06:49 AM IST
The future of working computers depends on Sanskrit because it is the only scientific language in the world. Even NASA agrees with this and has officially accepted this, said the HRD minister.
Students studying in the state run school(ANI)
Students studying in the state run school(ANI)

This school teaches Sanskrit ‘shlokas’ and Quranic verses to Muslim students

Jaipur | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 09:17 AM IST
Jaipur’s Bhatta Basti is a fabled Muslim dominated area. In the past, the region was reeling under communal disharmony but away from the hotspot, the state-run school is trying to spread harmony among the students here.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Few takers for Sanskrit as a subject in Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2019 10:40 AM IST
More than 40 per cent seats for Sanskrit and Hindi at graduation level in the Lucknow University have been left vacant.
During a function on Monday, Adityanath had said that Sanskrit was in the DNA of the country.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
During a function on Monday, Adityanath had said that Sanskrit was in the DNA of the country.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh government to now issue press releases in Sanskrit also

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 01:37 PM IST
Senior officials of the Information Department said the important speeches of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and government information will be released also in Sanskrit.
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday did not agree with National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) chairman Nand Kumar Sai over his request to make Sanskrit as an official language and stated that ‘his advice is not realistic.’(Vivek R Nair / Hindustan Times)
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday did not agree with National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) chairman Nand Kumar Sai over his request to make Sanskrit as an official language and stated that ‘his advice is not realistic.’(Vivek R Nair / Hindustan Times)

‘Not a realistic request’: Shashi Tharoor on making Sanskrit official language

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 04:12 PM IST
National Commission for Scheduled Tribes chairman Nand Kumar Sai had on Thursday said that Sanskrit should be made the official language of the country.
Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Minister of Human Resource Development , coming out after cabinet meeting , south block , new delhi , 31/05/2019 , photo:pradeep gaur/mint
Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Minister of Human Resource Development , coming out after cabinet meeting , south block , new delhi , 31/05/2019 , photo:pradeep gaur/mint

Emphasis on Sanskrit, classical languages

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2019 01:04 AM IST
One of the recommendations of the committee is that Sanskrit will be offered at all levels of school and higher education as one of the optional languages on a par with all Schedule VIII languages [22 official languages].
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks on the last day of the event titled ‘Future of Bharat: An RSS perspective’, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks on the last day of the event titled ‘Future of Bharat: An RSS perspective’, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)

Mohan Bhagwat explains RSS’ stance on cow protection, conversion, quota, Section 377 and other issues

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 08:25 AM IST
The three-day lecture series, which ended with Mohan Bhagwat answering questions from the audience, was aimed at reaching out to those unfamiliar with the Sangh’s ideology.
A Tibetan prayer wheel in Swayambunath Temple. The text written in each wheel is in Sanskrit.(Shutterstock)
A Tibetan prayer wheel in Swayambunath Temple. The text written in each wheel is in Sanskrit.(Shutterstock)

Sanskrit Diwas 2018, significance and history of this day

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 09:27 AM IST
Sanskrit Diwas was first celebrated in 1969 and comprises various events which talk about the impact and importance of Sanskrit.
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