Samskrit has become the language of all and no more the language of a certain community said Shri Bhagwan Singh, consulting editor, Deccan Chronicle in Chennai.
The occasion was the joint valedictory function on August 17, of the over 60 Spoken Samskrit Shibirams (10-day classes) conducted simultaneously in Chennai city during the previous fortnight. Shri Bhagwan Singh wanted each one teach Samskrit to five persons. He was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr M.M. Alex, state president of Samskrit Bharati, said over 50,000 people from all walks of life in Tamil Nadu have learnt Samskrit over the last decade and many of them can even converse fluently in the language. He said there had been several instances of young software professionals reporting elevated alertness and mental peace after learning Samskrit. We have over 500 shikshaks in Tamil Nadu and 5,000 across Bharat, he said. Shri K.N. Padamkumar, all India coordinator of volunteers in Samskrit Bharati, in his keynote address, said Samskrit contributes to the blossoming of all languages like the sun causing lotus to bloom. Presiding over the function, former high court judge K. Sampath said Samskrit was a ?computer-friendly, science-friendly? language. Shravan Punima is celebrated as Samskrit Day every year. This year it fell on August 17-18 and the valedictory function coincided with the Samskrit Day. Children from Vivekananda Vidyalayas in Chennai enacted a grand Samskrit dance drama portraying the dasavataram of Vishnu at the start of the function.