Sanskrit scholars to participate in World Sanskrit Conference

250 Sanskrit scholars to participate in World Sanskrit Conference

250 Sanskrit scholars to participate in World Sanskrit Conference

Even though Yoga Day is over, the world is set to see more of India through the World Sanskrit Conference. This weekend will see 250 Sanskrit scholars from India led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj going to Bangkok to participate in the four day long World Sanskrit Conference.

The participation from India with full support of government is done mainly to establish a language which is for the Sangh Parivar at the core of India identity and culture.

Swaraj is the guest of honour at the event and will deliver her speech in Sanskrit as it is meant to symbolize the seriousness of government’s interest to the event.

In the history, this is the first time that the Indian government has put so much support in this event. It was first held in Delhi in 1972 and was being held across the world every three to four years. During the previous NDA government headed by AB Vajpayee, it was held twice in 2000 and 2003. This time around, the Indian contingent will consist of a 30-strong team from the RSS-affiliate body Sanskrit Bharati led by the organisation’s president, Chand Kiran Salooja. This is the first time Sanskrit is being encouraged in this level during this event.


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