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When Buddhism came to China from India, Chinese Buddhist monks started translating Indian texts into Chinese.(Unsplash)

Over 2,000 years on, Sanskrit remains popular in China: Chinese Professor

PTI | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 12:54 PM IST
Sanskrit studies are flourishing in China, over 2,000 years after the ancient Indian language was brought to this country along with Buddhism, making a profound impact on Chinese monarchs and scholars over the centuries.
Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu regularly urges the members of the House to speak in their mother tongue. (ANI)
Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu regularly urges the members of the House to speak in their mother tongue. (ANI)

Sanskrit was the 5th most used language in Rajya Sabha in 2019-20

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:03 AM IST
  • While Hindi and English have been mostly used during the proceedings of the House, members preferring to speak in the 21 other scheduled Indian languages has increased to over five times per sitting in 2020 compared to the 14-year period between 2004-17.
Only a few students and parents had been invited to attend the inauguration keeping in mind the Covid-19 pandemic situation(HT Photo)
Only a few students and parents had been invited to attend the inauguration keeping in mind the Covid-19 pandemic situation(HT Photo)

Schools progressing towards normalcy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 05:44 PM IST
In the times of the pandemic, schools in Delhi-NCR have tackled a wide range of challenges and slowly yet steadily got their act together to ensure that the teaching-learning process moves forward effectively and smoothly.
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.
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PU’s oldest ‘old boys’ are stars of global alumni meet

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 01:40 AM IST
Samskrita Bharati is a non-profit organisation with pan-India presence working to revive Sanskrit language. (Representational image)(Shutterstock)
Samskrita Bharati is a non-profit organisation with pan-India presence working to revive Sanskrit language. (Representational image)(Shutterstock)

International conference to promote Sanskrit language begins in Delhi on November 9

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 11:16 AM IST
Thousands of students and scholars from 17 countries will attend the conference beginning here on November 9, he said.
India’s first Sanskrit institution, the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, was established in Tirupati , Andhra Pradesh in 1961.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
India’s first Sanskrit institution, the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, was established in Tirupati , Andhra Pradesh in 1961.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

On Sanskrit Diwas, a look at what govts did for the ancient language | Opinion

Hindusatan Times, New Delhi | By Rakesh Goswami
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2019 10:52 AM IST
From Jawahar Lal Nehru to Indira Gandhi to Rajiv Gandhi, all major decisions for the development and promotion of Sanskrit language in India came about during prime ministers from the Congress party.
Minister for Sanskrit education Subhash Garg has called a meeting at the secretariat on Monday to deliberate upon the form and structure of the centre.(HT Photo)
Minister for Sanskrit education Subhash Garg has called a meeting at the secretariat on Monday to deliberate upon the form and structure of the centre.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan government mulls Gandhian centre at Sanskrit varsity

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 02:14 PM IST
The minister said the government is keen on teaching Gandhian thoughts in Sanskrit schools and colleges as well.
Sanskrit education in Canada is moving beyond temples and private tutors where such instruction was available earlier.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Sanskrit education in Canada is moving beyond temples and private tutors where such instruction was available earlier.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

More Canadian schools are offering Sanskrit classes now

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 04:54 PM IST
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) becoming the first major city in Canada to start formal classes in the Sanskrit language.
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