Udupi: 'Sanskrit should be adopted as India's official language' - Subramanian Swamy


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Udupi, Dec 9: Former union minister and Rajya Sabha member, Dr Subramanian Swamy, sought the adoption of Sanskrit as India's official language in the coming days. "This language paves way for mental development. We have to encourage learning of Sanskrit in schools. There is no alternative to Sanskrit language. Sanskrit is the mother of all the other languages," he said.

He was delivering a special lecture of 'proud to be part of the ancient and thriving Hindu civilization' here on Wednesday December 8.

The programme was organized at Sri Narahari Theertha dais at Rajangan of Srikrishna Math as part of the 'Vishwarpanam' programme organized to signify the end of the Paryaya period of Admaru Math.

He pointed out that in spite of repeated invasions, no Indian migrated to other countries. At the same time, migrants from other countries have been extended open welcome in India. He stressed that the task of uniting Hindus should be taken up and the mindset that all of us are Indians should get deep-rooted.

Dr Swamy mentioned that even though Hindi is the official language of India, and even though Nepali and Marathi languages too use Devanagari script, these languages were originated from Sanskrit, he noted. He said that Sanskrit is used to store information about artificial intelligence journal of NASA in computers. He also cited that all the literature relating to Yoga is in Sanskrit."In elite schools in London Sanskrit is taught for the children aged between six and twelve in order to help their mental development.

Veda, Upanishad and Aranyaka are considered as Smriti, which were authored by the God himself. No one can change the declarations made by the God. But our traditions and systems have been written down in the Indian constitution. This can be modified from time to time. Therefore it is being considered as the actual Smriti. Based on this, several conduct rules have been drawn up, Swamy added.

"Women may be physically weaker as compared to men, but they are in the forefront in all the fields because of getting educated. In Indian culture, women have been given equality. But in a few pockets they are getting exploited. Their rights are being repressed. These things do not belong to Hindu religion. Treating women equally is the need of the day. We have to come together and help them to become the consciousness of Hinduism," he stressed.

"Nowhere else can one witness so many religious varieties as in India. There is a need to spread Indian culture everywhere. In India, the system of deciding caste based on birth is followed. In fact, profession formed the basis of distinguishing between people as per the statement of Lord Krishna. We have to nurse the feeling that all of us are one," he said.

Sri Ishapraiya Theertha Swamiji who presided over the programme, said that Hindus believe in rebirth and as such they get an opportunity to reverse the wrongs they would have committed in the previous births. But in other religions, this is not possible. 'Therefore, Hinduism is the most sublime of the religions. Some people propagate that changing religions can lead people to salvation but salvation can actually be obtained if we tread the path of meditation and Sadhana. He pointed out that even Ravana was being worshiped but because of bad deeds he was destroyed. He asked the people to respect good people with knowledge and education rather than holding rich people in high esteem.

Sri Sachidananda Bharathi Theertha Swamiji, head of Edneer Math, said he felt a sense of fulfilment as the Paryaya Swamiji invited him to be a part of the programme.

On this occasion, S A Prabhakar Sharma Mangaluru, who retired as additional deputy commissioner, was honoured in recognition of his social service initiatives.

Admaru Math manager, Govindaraj and M L Samaga welcomed. Kutpady Krishnaraja Bhat compered the programme.

 

 

 

  

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Fri, Dec 10 2021

    the self proclaimed nationalists are appears to be a kind of mental case...without prejudice.,

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Why English a foreign language is an official language in india???……None of Indian languages are official languages in UK!?!?!??……

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Actually he is right. But there is a problem. Today Sanskrit is chosen to score marks rather than study for future use. Not many books are published in Sanskrit even. With great difficulty Hindi is having some acceptance little more than zero in the South Indian states. In Bangalore, all forms are more or less in English. If you ask, forms in Kannada will be pulled out from beneath the dusty files, but its use is rare already. Next, most colleges do not even offer Sanskrit as a language and rightly so, we do not have enough teachers. Those who are staunch Sanatans and Hindus, knowing Sanskrit should be the basic criteria; only then they can learn what they are supporting, and probably even become a bit docile and argue with points rather than become violent (violence should be always an option to fight violence though). Step by step approach can help. (a) Make it mandatory to provide Sanskrit as an optional language - job creation for sanskrit teachers at all levels and over a period of time Sanskrit literacy will go up. (b) Reprint original Sanskrit books. (c) Sanskrit based application forms for rudimentary applications. Eventually, people will anyway ask for more, when they enjoy it.

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  • Eminef, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    If he has the courage let him say this at a public gathering in Tamil Nadu . He will be stoned. This man was crazy and now he has become senile. His own party has sidelined him.

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Swamis are not Dravidian.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    this man swamy is the most famous mental case in India... his wife is parsi... son - in - law ... muslim... still he spews venom on other religions... he has defected / been expelled from all parties...

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  • satish, kudla

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    I would have appreciated less Kannada and more tulu in the banner.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Dr Swamy's claim that NASA uses Sanskrit to store information about AI on their computers is pure hokum. Luckily for him, no one challenges/asks him to substantiate his claims... Just like Modi's claims that he used email and digital photography in 1987.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    I doubt Subramanya Swami can chant one sentence in Sancrith... I challenge let him say Sarve Janam Sukino Bhavantu Sarvajnya.

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  • Gibbs, Udupi

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Subramanian Swamy had gone to US for further studies in law!!! Why didn't he practiced "Sanskrit" in India??? Whom he preach??? Why does he adopted then Sanskrit??? Political leaders are misleading the public in the name of RELIGION to divide votes and win elections as Hindus are majority in India. VOTE BANK POLITICS!!! Most of the leaders send their children's abroad for Studies, why don't they teach their children to become SCHOLARS IN SANSKRIT???

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    What ever swamy says we have to take it with pinch of salt, he is a controversial leader, when politicians of all parties do not have the guts to take a stand against him why we common people should take tension.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    hindi is ideal national language... paaanipuri, istri, vada paav people can migrate anywhere in India and continue their life in hindi... it will also benefit illegals from neighbouring countries to settle any where in India communicating in Hindi...

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    I read it recently about him that he is an 'ECONOMIST'!!!. If so why didn't he become BJP's Finance Minister instead of our present 'uppinakai aunty' Nirmala(totally a anirlmala) Sitharaman?

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  • Abdallah, kasargod

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Dear Swamy, first of all, ask the Govt to declare cow as national animal. Why are you not agitating for it. YOu should also protest in front of Beef export houses owned by Brahmins in Gujrat.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Subrahmanya Swamy will not insist on beef ban because he doesn't want to interfere in his son in law's eating habits!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Subramanian Swamy should be Banned in Karnataka ...

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    What about Tulu ? Sanskrit was imported by brahmins to this region,Much before the arrival or aryans , Tulu and other dravidian languages existed here

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  • Kumar, Al Khor, Qatar

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    sense_Shetty, Mangalore... Aryan and Brahmins are already become Indians by learning South Indian Languages. Donating to the south Indians temples. Now need to focus on one clan which is still respecting the culture outside India ...

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  • KvKamath, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    @ sense_Shetty, Mangalore Do you know the history? From which century have you read history. Being a Hindu if you have gone through Spiritual texts,you would not have commented so senselessly. I know an Emperor who has displaced and distributed Brahmins family in every part of his Empire from his capital city , where famine ,drought and other natural calamities were on the nadir then. He wished his people to be happy. Brahmins are always in their own world craving goodness of the Nation and the citizens. Brahmins performed Yagas for Nation's welfare. Emperor was delighted and gifted those families with Agricultural lands. Though I had skipped the name of the Emperor deliberately to enable you to search in spiritual texts. If you are so inclined about history , go through it and then draw the decision. Brahmins have adapted to the region, people and environment. They are communicating in the vernacular language of that region. Where were you ancestors when the Mughals, British invaded this land?

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  • Bobby, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Kamathmam, nobody is born a Brahmin, they are identified by their behavior and knowledge, not by rituals they perform or the language they speak.Just by wearing a sacred thread one does not become a Brahmin. Brahma is the Creator and those who posses knowledge of the Creator , and follow the path of Dharma are true Brahmins.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Better to ask with him whether he can atleast understandor speak Sanskrit ??? After 2014 so much confusion in every fields.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    seems swamy is turning senile day by day....should be sent to nagpur asylum of chaddis

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  • Vishal, Puttur

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Swamy is a SPENT FORCE. Nobody takes him seriously.

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Your days are coming near and take some rest. Not to worry about Sankrit. First make people to learn HIndi as our national language. Specially in your state Tamilnadu who opposing always hindi language. Some leaders have no work to do and end of their life talking some nonsense things for time pass if anyone wants to learn any language they will study.

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  • Jude, Belmannu

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    After getting older and older one going back to the kids age. Here the best example. Even Vedhas saying after 60 one should adopt sanaystava and should go to the forest. This one too should be adopted then.

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  • Nagesh, Udupi

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Exactly.

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    No wonder. BJP's all products are pett-kammi!!

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  • Sunil Pinto, dubai/udupi

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    I wonder if he speaks with his Parsi wife, or to his daughter (Suhasini Hauder) who's married to a Muslim in Sanskrit...lol

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  • Bobby, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    I hope he gives all his lectures in Sanskrit...

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Our present day politicians want to take us back a thousand years. On the contrary countries like UAE and Saudi are adopting much more progressive thinking.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Himmat- e- madhaa, madhade Khuda!

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    There is no problem in making Sanskrit an official language of the country, but, how many people are speaking Sanskrit now? A person knowing Sanskrit definitely knows at least one of the official languages. Moreover, who will teach Sanskrit to the masses? Under such circumstances what is the point in including Sanskrit in the list? We have enough comedians in this country, and the number seems to be increasing by the day. Nearly quarter of a century ago, I had witnessed Late Mr. Dhananjaya Kumar saying that Sanskrit is the best language for computers! I wonder do these people know what they are speaking?

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  • pili, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    naya nara... hamko sanskrith chaiye.. isse subko laab hoga.. petrol diesel gas sastha hoga...

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    The permanent noisemaker claims "Sanskrit is the mother of all the other languages". There is unfortunately no evidence that it existed before the 17th century. None of the old palm-leaves found at the temples attest to this language! All the available evidence points to it being an artificial language, created sometime after 17th century. That is why Sanskrit says its name is Sanskruta (=Artificial) while it calls other languages Prakruta (= naturally evolved).

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Dear Mangalurian Mangaluru. You are mistaken. The word Samskritham means "well-organized". If you look at any Samskrith word deeply, there will be a derivation in Samskrith. Samskrith words are used in many Indian languages as such or with some minor changes. So it is the mother of all Indian languages. Both Samskrith and Prakrith were used simultaneously before 17th century.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    I wonder if he has lost his Balance ...

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