CM honours Sanaskrit scholar Vasant Anant Gadgil at Pune

Published By : Admin | July 9, 2012 | 22:00 IST
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Shri Narendra Modi honoured Sanskrit scholar Vasant Anant Gadgil at Pune.

Language is a mirror that reveals Real self: Shri Modi

Mother tongue is something which can be caught listening at home: Shri Modi


On Monday 9th July 2012, Shri Narendra Modi honored Sanskrit scholar Vasant Anant Gadgil at Pune. Shri Modi called for an urgent need to make the Sanskrit language extensively popular with a view to promote it among the masses and let the knowledge contained in the scriptures go global. Shri Modi conveyed that the language was an inheritance; and it is a mirror that reveals the real self.

Shri Narendra Modi adored Gadgilji’s unfathomable zeal for the language and considered it noteworthy. Praising Gadgilji Shri Modi said “Gadgilji not only dreams in Sanskrit but also dreams only of Sanskrit”. He further added, Gadgilji’s enthusiasm and excitement at an elderly age is an inspiration to everyone besides his devotion towards Sanskrit is remarkable. Shri Modi affirmed that Gadgilji is among the few people who can draw attention of masses towards the path of Sanskrit.

Pointing out the initiatives taken by Gujarat to promote the language Shri Modi said that Gujarat has set up a Sanskrit University based at Somnath and people from around the nation pursued their education up to the doctorate levels. Along with this Shri Modi added that on the occasion of Swarnim Jayanti (Golden Jubilee) of Gujarat, the Government had taken an initiative to train 1 lakh people in Sanskrit and the campaign was undertaken for the entire year.

Shri Narendra Modi pointed out that learning mother tongue is so easy that it can be caught listening at home. Depicting the traditions and values inherited in the culture he mentioned that Gujarat had taken an initiative to set up Indian Institute of Temple Management that trains priests, as their prevails a great demand of them both in India and Abroad.

Emphasizing on the importance of Sanskrit Shri Narendra Modi revealed certain facts and said, Germany was the first to broadcast news in Sanskrit on radio which did not happen in India on the contrary there are discussions to stop the broadcasting of news in Sanskrit on Doordarshan and radio in India.  He also said that, children in London are specifically taught Vedic mathematics thinking that the kids should not be deprived of such an amazing knowledge.

One of the significant parts of the event was the launch of the epic “Bheemayanam”. Shri Narendra Modi had released an epic ‘Bheemayanam’ on Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s life and time, written by Dr Prabhakar Joshi and published by Sharada Dnyan Peetham. Shri Modi said there might be many ways to know Dr. Ambedkar, a lot of literature might be available but its availability in Sanskrit language has some special message, a specific strength to bond the society. Moreover Prof. Joshi is among the few intellectuals who could show a new flank to the society which was worth saluting. Shri Modi felt fortunate enough to be invited to honor saint like Gadgilji and seek his blessings.

Recently in the month of June, Shri Narendra Modi had stressed some important facts relating this ancient language and the treasures hidden in it at Sanskritotsava held at Gandhinagar.

Prominent among those present on the occasion included scholars Patangrao Kadam, G.B. Deglurkar, Sadanand Phadke, Vishwanath D Karad, D.D. Patil,Dipak Tilak, Mayor Vaishali Vankar, Vishwajit Kadam.Rahul Karad and founders and directors of 60 institutes of Pune.

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“I have also been connected to the country and the world through my YouTube channel. I also have subscribers in decent numbers”
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“Awaken the nation, initiate a movement”
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My YouTuber friends, today I am extremely happy to be here among you as a fellow YouTuber. I am also just like you, not any different. Since 15 years, I have also been connected to the country and the world through a YouTube channel. I also have subscribers in decent numbers.

I have been told that a big community of about 5,000 creators, aspiring creators is present here today. Some work on gaming, some educate on technology, some do food blogging, while some are travel bloggers or lifestyle influencers.

Friends, for years, I have been observing how your content impacts the people of our country. And we have an opportunity to make this impact even more effective. Together, we can bring transformation in the lives of a vast population in our country. Together, we can empower and strengthen many more individuals. Together, we can easily teach and make crores of people understand important matters. We can connect them with us.

Friends, although there are thousands of videos on my channel, the most satisfying for me has been when I talked to lakhs of students in our country through YouTube on subjects like exam stress, expectation management, productivity.

When I am amidst such a big creative community of the country, I feel like talking to you about some topics. These topics are connected with mass movement, the power of the people of the country is the basis for their success.

The first topic is cleanliness - Swachh Bharat became a big campaign in the last nine years. Everyone contributed to it, children brought an emotional power to it. Celebrities gave it heights, people in all corners of the country turned it into a mission and YouTubers like you made cleanliness more cool.

But we don't have to stop. Till the time cleanliness does not become India’s identity, we won’t stop. Therefore, cleanliness must be a priority for each one of you.

The second topic is - Digital payments. Due to the success of UPI, India today has 46 percent share in digital payments of the world. You should inspire more and more people of the country to make digital payments, teach them to make digital payments in simple language through your videos.

Another topic is Vocal For Local. In our country, so many products are made at the local level. The skill of our local artisans is amazing. You can promote them also through your work, and help in making India's local turn global.

And I have one more request. Inspire others also, make an emotional appeal that we will buy the product that has the fragrance of our soil, which has the sweat of a labourer or artisan of our country. Whether it's Khadi, handicrafts, handloom, or anything else. Awaken the nation, initiate a movement.

And one more thing I'd like to suggest from my side. Along with the identity that you have as a YouTuber, can you add an activity. Consider putting a question at the end of each episode or provide action points to do something. People can do the activity and share it with you. This way, your popularity will also grow, and people will not just listen but also engage in doing something.

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Wishing you all the best.