Termed as the oldest language of the world, Sanskrit still holds a prominent place in the literary world.Sanskrit language has influenced regional languages such as Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi.
Not just Indian languages but International languages too!
Buddhist Sanskrit has had considerable influence on East Asian language such as Chinese(around 200 CE). It also has influenced sino-tibetian language, Japanese transliteration (religious register).
In an attempt to preserve Sanskrit language and restore its legacy, Modi government had passed Central Sanskrit universities bill 2019 in Lok Sabha.
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank,minister of the Human Resource Development moved the bill to the upper house on 2nd March 2020.
The bill will facilitate to upgrade three universities as Central Sanskrit universities. The three universities are: Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Tirupati, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, and Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth.
Talking about the importance of Sanskrit language he said,”This bill will help people who are doing research work in Sanskrit.It has largest repository along with rich heritage.”
Indian history, culture and tradition had been put to rest for the last 70 years.The bill has brought in a facet to connect India to its roots. As they say, Old is Gold!