Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backed organisationSamskrita Bharati has said that Sanskrit was the unifying language of India whichmust be promoted by the Narendra Modi-led government at all levels across thecountry.
Samskrita Bharti also honoured 47 newly elected members ofLok Sabha, including Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan, Pratap Sarangi, AshwiniChaubey and Shripad Yesso Naik. All these MPs had taken the oath of secrecy inSanskrit.
Samskrita Bharti's national General Secretary and prominentRSS leader Dinesh Kamat said that the Speaker of the Lok Sabha has beenapproached to hold training sessions for MPs in the Parliament to getacquainted with the ancient language.
Kamat, who's part of the RSS think-tank, further said,"Ambedkar had stated that Sanskrit should be made the national language ofIndia. When doctor sahab (Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar) was asked that Sanskrit was alanguage identified with the Brahmins and that he should not endorse it,Ambedkar told his followers that Vyas, Valmilki and even Kalidas, the greatpoets of Sanskrit, were not Brahmins. Sanskrit elevates a human being, itunifies Bharat."
Samskrita Bharti at present has 585 centres spread acrossthe country. Reminding the importance of India's ancient language, Kamat saidthat after the last Lok Sabha polls in 2014, 37 MPs had taken oath in Sanskritand this time (2019) the number has gone up to 47.
"Not only the MPs are showing their interest inSanskrit, the language is also being researched and taught in 40 countries and254 universities across the world, including China. It is the mother of allIndian languages and even influences languages through out South East Asia.There are 45 lakh manuscripts in Sanskrit, but unfortunately only 25,000 havebeen published," Kamat added.
Besides MPs and Union Ministers, several senior leaders ofthe RSS graced the event held at the Constitution Club here.
One of the top Sangh leaders Indresh Kumar said thatSanskrit identified Indian culture. The language should be promoted in allinstitutions across states, he said.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who took oath inSanskrit in 2014 and 2019, was a special guest at the function, as according tothe organisers, he was not only an admirer of Sanskrit shlokas (verses ofwisdom), but also seemed determined to promote the language across platforms.
West Bengal BJP chief and MP Dilip Ghosh, who also took oathin Sanskrit, was the star of the event and was honoured by the RSS leadership.