The five-day long Sanskrit Day celebrations organised by the Tripunithura Sankrit College in association with Tripunithura Sankrit School began with lectures on the rich cultural and aesthetic history of Sanskrit at the college auditorium on Monday. Various cultural programmes were also held.
The ceremony was inaugurated by P V Ramankutty, former professor, Pattambi Sankrit College. Highlighting the philosophical value of the language, he said the language must be practised in day-to-day life.
“To conserve our Vedic culture, one has to practice the language in day-to-day life as it will upgrade the living standards. Most importantly, Sanskrit must be celebrated with more importance across the state to spread the significance of the language,” he said.
He raised concerns about the diminishing importance of rich cultural language in society.
“Sanskrit is the mother of all languages spoken in different parts of the world and Sanskrit words are found in plenty in all languages of the world. But, now, the language is suffering a setback due to foreign invasion. Hence, efforts should be mace in the direction to make the language more popular among the people,” he added.
Meanwhile, P Nandakumar, All-Indian general secretary of ‘Samskrita Bharati’ took lecture on ‘Importance of Sanskrit’.