Samskrit Bharati has successfully uploaded over eight thousand Sanskrit articles in just one year on the leading website Wikipedia, which is known as free encyclopedia. Samskrit Bharati has conducted workshops on Sanskrit Wikipedia in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune and trained many Sanskrit scholars for contributing to this free world encyclopedia. Now anyone can access the information about varied subjects in Sanskrit language through internet. This is a part of an effort to utilise the modern technology for propagation of Sanskrit.
This was reported at the All India meeting of Sanskrit Bharati held from February 11 to 12 in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Representatives from 19 states attended the meeting. Sanskrit Bharati has launched a ‘Sarala’ Sanskrit examination, especially for school students in 11 states this year. A total of 79,304 students from 820 schools took part in the examination. The meeting resolved to conduct Sanskrit examinations in all the states of the country next year. ‘Sarala’ and ‘Sugama’ will be the two examinations for next academic year. There was a need of such examinations in the country, because of the misconceptions, and decreasing number of students in schools and colleges opting for Sanskrit as one of the languages. Samskrit Bharati hopes that book prescribed for these examinations will definitely send a message that this language is much simpler than any of the foreign languages being taught as optional subjects. Addressing a public meeting organised in Kullu, Samskrit Bharati’s senior leader Shri Chamu Krishna Shastri asked the people not to look towards Sanskrit as job oriented language. District Bhasha Officer conducted the function. National president of Sanskrit Bharati Dr Salooja, general secretary Dr Nand Kumar and Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry were facilitated by the people of Kullu by presenting them traditional Kullu cap. King of Kullu and former MP Shri Maheshwar Singh was also present on the occasion.