State level workers of Samskrit Bharati gathered at Parmarth Aashram in Rishikesh for a three-day annual meeting beginning from October 2. Speaking on the occasion national general secretary Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry described the positive atmosphere in the world as right time for propagation of Sanskrit in the world. He called upon the workers to achieve this goal.
A total of 211 delegates from different parts of the country discussed how to protect the Vedas and the Shastras. To revive this situation, the Samskrit Bharati has opened a new dimension to its work by making Madhav Kelkar from Pune as incharge of the project,” said Shri Shreeshdev Pujari, Akhil Bharatiya Prakalp Pramukh of Samskrit Bharati.
He said the work of Samskrit Bharati has spread world over. It has got a major base in USA. At least 1000 workers of Samskrit Bharati can talk fluently and teach in Sanskrit medium. A total of 15 countries including Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Fiji, Guyana, Trinidad, etc. have Samskrit Bharati organisation. Sambhashan Shibirs have been conducted in 19 countries so far. Sambhashan Sandesh, a monthly magazine of the organisation, has subscribers in nine countries.
Presently, the Samskrit Bharati has branches in 36 of the total 37 states. There are 707 work places, 1342 Sampark Sthan and 205 weekly meetings. There are regular meetings at 168 places. A total of 320 Grihastha workers tour for the organisation and there are 105 full timers and 60 vistaraks.
Samskrit Bharati is working on a new Sanskrit-to-Sanskrit dictionary in which there will be over one lakh words and roots whose status in Sanskit will be defined by Panini Sutras. At least 40 Vyakaranas are working on it. The incharge of the project is Shree Janardan Hegde who was also present in the meeting.
Samskrit Bharati will conduct Shalaka Pariksha, an old system of examination, in Ahmedabad this year. In this examination the Granthas are fixed before one year for examination and all aacharyas throughout Bharat are informed. The students learn the Granthas and take the examination in which every student has to answer any question regarding that book. There is no criterion for obtaining 33 per cent marks for passing the examination.
Samskrit Bharati has decided to spread its work in downtrodden class of the society. Sanskrit is a very good medium for assimilation of the society. It has already conducted thousands of 10-day spoken Sanskrit classes in rural areas.
Three books Katha Lahari by Shri HV Nagraj Rao, Mrutyu Chandramasah, a scientific novel and Sawadhana Syam by Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry, were also released at the meeting.