In India, Sanskrit Week is celebrated from 19th August to 25th August. Hence, this Sanskrit week is witnessed to patronize and popularize the age-old language, Sanskrit. As a part of the celebration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges all people to learn and promote it. Also, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asks everyone to take a pledge to generate interest in Indian culture and traditions. He wishes to promote all Indian languages and make Sanskrit accessible to people easily.
As per the Indian calendar, it is celebrated on the full moon day of Shravan month. Also, it was first celebrated in 1969.
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Statement of the education minister on Sanskrit Week:
The minister took to his Twitter account and asked the people to join PM Modi in his celebration. Sanskrit is the base of many Indian languages and an integral part of the culture, he added. On Twitter, Pradhan asked the Indians to generate a new enthusiasm towards our rich cultural traditions.
PM Modi on Sanskrit Week celebration:
PM Narendra Modi greeted all the Indian citizens on the auspicious occasion of Sanskrit Week. Thus, he added that the language is reaching more and more people now. The age of modern technology has helped Sanskrit as a language to popularise all across the globe. So, Modi is confident that this Week will inculcate interest and enthusiasm amongst people. Thus, In return, these people will popularize the language and spread it everywhere.
Several states are celebrating Sanskrit week in their own way. In Haryana, a week-long celebration will undergo. Also, the Haryana Sanskrit Academy has started a YouTube Channel and is trying its best to spread the language through digital platforms.