Delivering his speech at the second convocation of Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University on Friday 16 December 2016, Kalyan Singh, the Governor of Rajasthan stressed on the need to learn the Sanskrit language which is more known as the language of priestly classes.
The Governor urged to dispel the myths surrounding the Sanskrit language, saying that the scientific nature of Sanskrit language has been recognised all over the world. This was the optimum language for computing as well as for mathematics.
Singh said that several countries like USA, Britain and Japan had made it mandatory for all students to learn Sanskrit. Even NASA had been conducting 15 days classes in the Sanskrit language. Now its is very important to remove the myth surrounding the Sanskrit language. He urged all to stop addressing Sanskrit as a tough language and discard all misnomers about it not offering any employment opportunities and that it is not in tune with scientific jargons.
Western countries have seriously taken the scientific basis of Sanskrit language. Vedic Mathematics has been included as a part of the curriculum in the UK and USA. In the wake of such favourable circumstances, the Governor appealed Sanskrit scholars present in there in the audience to popularise Sanskrit language and highlight its scientific basis and simplicity so that society is benefited out od their of their efforts.
Citing the example of Mattur Village in Karnataka, where 100 percent people speak the language, the Governor said that at least one member of each family is an expert in information technology. Mattur is a unique example of the confluence of Science and Sanskrit. A team from the university should visit Mattur and it is a subject for research for a scholar.
Kiran Maheshwari, Higher Education Minister for Rajasthan present on the occasion said that Rajasthan leads the country in Sanskrit education. The language is taught in several colleges, universities and schools.