?Prof. Vashishtha Narayan Tripathi
?Sanskrit language has an unfathomable store of knowledge not only for Bharat but also for the whole world. It has the knowledge that had made ancient Bharat vishwaguru. But that knowledge cannot be gained without learning Sanskrit. The Sanskrit Bharati has contributed greatly in restoring the pride of Sanskrit and making it the language of the masses,? said renowned Sanskrit scholar, Prof. Vashishtha Narayan Tripathi. He was inaugurating the national convention of Sanskrit Bharati at Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Agra on October 8.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri C.M. Krishna Shastri, organising secretary of Sanskrit Bharati, stressed on the need to launch extensive Sanskrit sambhashan camps at schools, society, families, temples, maths and business establishments for making Sanskrit the language of the masses. ?Today it does not need any certificate that Sanskrit cannot be spoken. If somebody still has any doubt he/she can come and directly witness this at this convention,? said Shri Shastri.
Counting achievements of the Sanskrit Bharati he pointed out that it was the result of the Sanskrit Bharati'sefforts that the number of Sanskrit speaking people had increased manifold in the country. ?Impressed with the results of Sanskrit Bharati'sefforts and recognising the usefulness of Sanskrit, the Central and various state governments have not only realised that Sanskrit teaching was necessary but also have made arrangements for it,? said Shri Shastri, pointing out that a number of informal Sanskrit teaching centres were being run all over the country by the government. He said that no language could be taught through translation. ?But Sanskrit is being taught in India through translation resulting in sanskritagya and not sanskritbhashi. This shortcoming can be removed only by encouraging Sanskrit sambha-shan,? he said. (Hindusthan Samachar)