Prakash Javadekar, Union HRD Minister indicated that the priority of central government is to develop Sanskrit and other Indian languages. He revealed that the responsibility of government is to preserve Indian languages, as language is an effective way of communication. Currently, the central government has put the development of Sanskrit and Indian languages in the top priority list. The objective of the government is to revive the glory of these languages.
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Addressing the seventh convocation ceremony of Kuvikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU), Javadekar explained that various Sanskrit universities across the country need to prepare a draft proposal for bringing out study material in the ancient language. He pointed that Sanskrit is the mother of all the Indian languages and there is a need to revive and develop the language.
He further explained that there is a need to give equal importance to all the Indian languages instead of giving importance to English. Students who study in local languages will also have a bright future. He clarified that Sanskrit must not be treated as a language to study but shall be regarded as studying ancient literature.
Speaking about the digitization of academic records, Javadekar expressed that NAD has been working consistently to store university degrees in digitised format. He indicated that digitisation of academic certificates will avoid malpractices like creating fake degree certificates and others.
On this occasion, Javadekar conferred degrees to the students and revealed that these degrees will be the first entries in NAD. He concluded by stressing on the fact that students need to use their education for the welfare of the nation.