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Narendra Modi calls for promotion of Sanskrit language and rich knowledge and culture buried in ancient texts

Ahmedabad, Tuesday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today called for research in synthesis of priceless Sanskrit language with modern science and promotion of the ancient treasure buried in the past for the welfare of the society.

Speaking at a function to mark presentation of awards to Sanskrit scholars at Gandhinagar, he said that Sanskrit is one of the richest languages of the world. It has the inherent strength for emotional integration of people and influence the society. Sanskrit is the most scientific and computer savvy language for transliteration.

He said that Government of Gujarat has undertaken several steps for greater application of Sanskrit. This cultural function is one of such steps.

Mr. Modi said a treasure trove of scriptures and valuables documents written in Sanskrit remain buried due to 1,200 years of slavery. The language developed 1,200 years earlier still holds good. He said that Vedic Mathematics finds acceptance in modern Europe, but so-called secularists in India feel ashamed of chanting Sanskrit. Our seers, saints and ancestors have compiled and collated priceless knowledge of the Vedic period about the then lifestyle and its link with economic activities. It is high time we should dig them out.

He said that Sanskrit has the power of synthesis of ancient and modern sciences. Astrology of the Vedic period is widely accepted as part of Sanskrit literature even today. The concept of space, universe and planets were defined thousands of years earlier but is still valid. Sanskrit and archaeology have also a close link.

A grand cultural programme in Sanskrit on the occasion of Asadhasya Pratham Divase, Tridalam-2012, was jointly organized by Gujarat Government’s Sanskrit Sahitya Academy and Sanskrit Bharati.

The Chief Minister presented ‘Sanskrit Gaurav Puraskar’ to Jayanand Dayalji Shukla, Bhagwatlal Bhanuprasad Shuklaand Indravadan Bhanushankar Bhatt, besides Lakshmesh Vallabhji Joshi and Mihir Pradeep Upadhyay were honoured with Gaurav Pursalar of Rs. one lakh and Rs.50,000 respectively.

Earlier, Youth Services & Cultural Activities Secretary Bhagyesh Jha presented a detailed account of different schemes of the government for the promotion and publicity of Sanskrit language and rich literature in the state. Somnath Sanskrit University Vice-Chancellor Vempatty Kutumbshastri also had a word of praise.

Prominent among those present there include Cultural Activities Minister Fakir Vaghela, Gandhinagar Guardian Minister Jaysinhji Chauhan and Shri Girishbhai Thakar.

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April 19, 2021
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PM Modi appreciates the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic
It is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’: PM Modi
Despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing. The Prime Minister appreciated the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic.

PM Modi appreciated the way the pharma industry is working even in such trying conditions.

PM Modi remarked that it is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’. He said essential medicines were made available to more than 150 countries around the world during the pandemic. The Prime Minister stated that despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential.

Noting the second wave of the virus and rising number of cases, PM Modi commended the pharma industry for their efforts to increase production of several necessary drugs. He appreciated them for reducing the price of injections like Remdesivir. To keep the supply of medicines and essential medical equipment going smoothly, PM Modi urged the pharma industry to ensure seamless supply chains. PM Modi also extended government’s support for facilities like Logistics and Transportation.

He urged the industry to conduct more and more researches on threats which can occur in the future along with Covid. This, he said, would help us take the lead in combating the virus.

Seeking cooperation from the pharma industry, PM Modi assured that government is undertaking reforms for new drugs and regulatory processes.

The leaders of the Pharma industry appreciated the proactive help & support received from the Government. They highlighted the efforts made over the last one year in ensuring availability of drugs keeping manufacturing and logistics operational. Operations at the pharma hubs for manufacturing, transportation, logistics and ancillary services are being maintained at optimum levels. The participants also share inputs on the measures being undertaken to meet the overall medicine demand in the country despite the unprecedented increase in demand for some drugs  the COVID Treatment Protocol.

The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan, MoS (Health) Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister Chemical and Fertilizer Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, MoS (C&F) Mansukh Mandaviya, Principal Secretary to PM, Dr V K Paul Member (H) NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary, Dr Balram Bharagava, DG ICMR, amongst other officers from Ministries / Departments of Central Government.