VADATU SAMSKRUTAM GRUHE GRUHECHA PUNARAPI
(Let Sanskrit Be Spoken In Each And Every House Again)
It is strange,pathetic and shameful on the part of all those concerned to enabling the children of intermediate class , with special reference to both the Telengana and Andhra states, to prefer Sanskrit as the language in lieu of Telugu just for the reason that the children start it from alphabets and hence no burden on them.More over it will fetch 90% to 98% of marks.My guess is that there are 75 million students studying Sanskrit in India; however, are learning nothing. If India really cares about its classical heritage, it needs to figure a way to improve its teaching this great language..
Students flock to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT); they acquire PhDs, but mostly they become businessmen or big organisations of the like.; they don’t grow up to become scholars.If this class and cream of professional scholars are exposed to Sanskrit the fund of wisdom they encompass will be beyond calculations. Everybody cares about science and management. Then who is going to care his own mother tongue and it’s mother Sanskrit. Money and status are not all that is required for an individual, one can eat only to the extent he can consume for which some earning is required which includes shelter and clothing.Why the rest of the money God only Knows. As regards status it will prevail as long as one is active in the society after which no body cares. So my request is to pay a little attention to read these few lines and give a reasonable thought to them.There is a famous line in the Ramayana, where Vibhishana says to Ravana that there are many people who speak trash to please but how many people will tell what is true as they know that it sounds bitter.
Sanskrit is not actually to learn but to earn with sky as the limit. It can be compared to sky. The more you go up the more it goes up. To obtain profundity in that language one has to first acquire adequate knowledge in his mother tongue. After all Sanskrit is the mother of all languages. This has to come from childhood and parents , special reference to mother, should invariably take the responsibility of equipping him with good knowledge of the mother tongue..
Conditions that are conducive to a vibrant, creative, joyful world of Sanskrit are possible only when the child is adept at his mother tongue. In many cases, one needs a coherent and supportive structure of patronage. 20th century had replaced the mother tongue by English which does not have structural basement as much as our native languages.
In the 21st century, we need a political environment that is open and inclusive and embodies the inclusive energies of the great Sanskrit tradition, and not a divisive exclusionary, majoritarian and unhappy environment. It can’t come out of a sense of humiliation; it has to come out of a sense of pride and joy.
Sanskrit is not the preserve of any one group but a preservative for all the groups; The committed learners will take no time to know about the beauty and richness of this language.
How to explain the growth of a global language like English? It was practically nothing in global terms, In the 13th century AD — like Latin, which was the language of a barbarian tribe in the Tiber valley. In contrast, Sanskrit was the language of religious professionals from the time immemorial. Why do some languages rise to global status and others have their regional power and yet others have very local existences? Any Indian language has its place in their own order. Destiny may be an enigma. Language of any state special reference to South India,Bengal, Oria, Gujarti Marathi etc. of our country were being spoken more the respective population was more than Latin,the mother of English, in the seventh century AD. Then how this little language from Tiber Valley became a global cultural powerhouse. The simplest reason is they didn’t have an imperial army. They became the scape goats in the hands of unworthy,selfish, greedy and Hippocratic politicians.
So, now the time has come that we should wake up and look around what is happening and how avert the various threats posed by the beasts in human disguise.