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'Aligarh Muslim University is teaching Sanskrit since 1875'

Thursday June 28, 2018 8:21 PM, News Network

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Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been teaching since 1875 Sanskrit along with other languages, speakers addressing the opening session of Ten –Day Sanskrit Camp in the AMU campus said.

“Since 1875, when Aligarh Muslim University was just a Madarsa, it has been teaching Sanskrit along with Persian, Arabic and Urdu languages”, Prof. M Zahid (Dean Faculty of Arts, AMU) said while speaking at the inaugural session of the Ten –Day Sanskrit Camp.

Organised by the Department of Sanskrit, AMU in collaboration with Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Sansthan (UP Government), Lucknow the Ten-Day Sanskrit Camp has been organised for the first time in the varsity campus.

Guest of Honour, Dr Laxmi Kant Pandey, Basic Shiksha Adhikari appreciated that the inaugural programme has reflected composite culture of the country in the form of recitation of Quranic Verses as well as Vedic Hyns.

"Vadhathu Samskritham (speak Sanskrit) and ‘Jayatu Bharatham' (Hail India)", he said.

In his welcome address, Chairman of the department Prof Khalid Bin Yusuf narrated that such a camp is essential to propagate the richness of Sanskrit language and to create awareness among today's generation on the need to learn, preserve the ancient language and its relations with Arabic, Persian and other languages.

Research Scholar, Ms Sudeepa, emphasised on the amount of work to be done in the field of Sanskrit for wider and deeper understanding and acceptance of the Sanskrit language.

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