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  1. Even foreigners consider Sanskrit most useful for science: Rajnath Singh

Even foreigners consider Sanskrit most useful for science: Rajnath Singh

Advocating the promotion of Sanskrit, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said even foreign scholars have considered it to be one of the most scientific of languages.

By: | Published: August 23, 2015 7:35 PM

Advocating the promotion of Sanskrit, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said even foreign scholars have considered it to be one of the most scientific of languages.

“There is no other language which provides answers to complex philosophical questions like epics written in Sanskrit. Be it art, literature, science or technology, people are admitting Sanskrit is most useful,” Singh said addressing the launch of a ‘Mahaabhiyan’ to take Sanskrit to every house which is being led by an educational institution here.

He said that even NASA, while building a super computer, had said that Sanskrit was the most suitable language for it.

“But the irony is that we are getting away from it in India,” he said.

Singh said that Sanskrit does not have a problem of spelling like other languages, such as English, and was pronounced in a similar manner everywhere. Unlike other languages, where pronunciation varies from region to region, Sanskrit does not have this problem as it is based on sound science, he added.

“Even youths in the US and UK are reading Sanskrit,” he said.

Singh said that as during his stint as the education minister in Uttar Pradesh government, he had introduced two chapters on Vedic mathematics in the school curriculum which, however, were later removed by the subsequent governments.

He said that if there was the will, knowledge of Sanskrit could be taken to each and every house.

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    Devi
    Aug 23, 2015 at 8:51 pm
    If this is the policy of the Department of Official Languages, it is time that the Government of India starts translating old palm leaf mcripts and the latest publications from other world languages into Sanskrit and vice versa. Similarly, Original Buddhist scriptures from Prakrit also need translation into Sanskrit. Such multi-lingual translation will create jobs and help growth in GDP. Problem is to find readers!!
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      Sadasivan
      Aug 23, 2015 at 9:39 pm
      Nothing to beat the Sutras in Panini.Brevity is the strength of Samskrit.
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        Sadasivan
        Aug 23, 2015 at 9:37 pm
        Suitable computer-language.yes.Samskrit needs to be taught by ORAL tradition to have a better effect on the students.
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          ST, Mumbai
          Aug 25, 2015 at 5:57 am
          The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme, which was begun in the 1980s to replace India's ageing MiG-21 fighters is still nowhere near reaching its goal. So, now the rigid ‘domestic production only’ policies are gradually being relaxed, in the hope of being to be able to field an operational and compeive aircraft without another 30 years delay. It is the same story with regard to a suitable replacement for the shoddy INSAS ault rifle. The CRPF which uses this weapon in counter-insurgency operations says that the rifle jams frequently at crucial times. And almost every month a HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) serviced air force jet crashes. On account of this poor track record, Dault refused to take responsibility for any HAL produced Rafale combat fighter aircraft. Maybe the DRDO, HAL and those involved in these critical projects need Sanskrit more urgently than the foreigners.
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            ST, Mumbai
            Aug 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm
            The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme, which was begun in the 1980s to replace India's ageing MiG-21 fighters is still nowhere near reaching its goal. So, now the rigid ‘domestic production only’ policies are gradually being relaxed, in the hope of being to be able to field a compeive, operational aircraft without another 30 years delay. It is the same story with regard to a suitable replacement for the shoddy INSAS ault rifle. The CRPF which uses this weapon in counter-insurgency operations says that the rifle jams frequently at crucial times. They have asked for AK47s. And almost every month a HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) serviced MiG or Jaguar air force jet crashes. On account of this poor track record, Dault – which won the contract for supply of Rafale combat aircraft, has refused to take responsibility for any aircraft manufactured by HAL. Maybe it is the DRDO, HAL and those involved in other critical projects that is more in need of Sanskrit than the foreigners.
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