National Seminar on “Role of Sanskrit education in New Education Policy”
Date: 18th March 2021 Press Release National Seminar on “Role of Sanskrit education in New Education Policy” A National Seminar on “Role of Sanskrit Education in New Education policy” was organized by GDC Mahanpur in collaboration with Central Sanskrit University, Kot Bhalwal Jammu on 18 March 2021 in conference room of the college. The event was organized under the patron-ship of principal of the college Dr. Rakesh Kumar Koul who inaugurated the seminar by lighting the lamp. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Sapna Devi, Asstt. Prof, Department of Hindi. Prof. Madan Kumar Jha was the chief guest/ resource person for the event. The Principal of the college addressed the students and made them familiar with the key points of New Education Policy (NEP) and highlighted the role of Sanskrit language as a doorway into the enormous philosophy and literature that is one of the oldest in the world. Different papers were presented in the seminar by the college students namely Sakshi Billawaria, Sem III, Kajal Sharma Sem V and Isha Devi, Sem III on various topics related to the theme of the seminar. The chief guest Dr. Jha presented his power point presentation and highlighted the value of Sanskrit language in human development and intellectual expression. He mentioned various texts like Bhagvad Gita, Rajtarangini , Manu Smriti and the rich heritage of various Sanskrit philosophers like Adi Shankracharya, patanjali and Vyas. He also talked about the induction of three new universities established in India exclusively for promoting Sanskrit Education. The other key points of the Seminar were origin of Sanskrit language, its evolution, grammar and its contribution in developing values among students. In modern education Sanskrit as a subject in academia has always been sidelined and there is a need to revive this language by bringing it to mainstream education at primary, secondary and senior secondary and higher education level. Sanskrit should be taught along with other languages and focus should also be laid on the spoken aspect of it in order to make it an everyday language. An online presentation through zoom platform was made by Dr. Vivek Sharma, department of Sanskrit, central University, Dharamshala. He talked about the refinement of pronunciation in Sanskrit language. An interactive session of the students was conducted with the resource persons. The students clarified their queries regarding future trends in Sanskrit education. The event was coordinated by Dr. Parshotam Dass, Department of Sanskrit along with the cooperation of Dr. Balbinder Singh, Dr. Munisha Devi, Prof. Arvind Kumar, Dr. Sapna Devi, Mr. Sourabh Dutta, Prof. Naresh Kumar, Dr. Hilai Bhat, Dr. Wasim Iqbal, Prof. Anu Sharma, Dr. Neetika Verma and Ms. Kamakshi Bharti. The students of the college participated in the event enthusiastically and became aware about the importance of Sanskrit education. Researcher papers from various participants were invited through online medium. Certificates for paper presentation were also distributed. The event culminated with formal vote of thanks by Prof. Naresh Kumar, Department of Hindi.