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SANSKRIT DAY CELEBRATIONS

Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages of the world. It is the key to understanding the rich heritage of India and its ancient times. It is also the language of Yoga that is now popular across the globe. World Sanskrit Day (full moon day in August or early Sep) is observed to recognize the richness and antiquity of Sanskrit language which is still relevant even today.
Sanskrit (/snskrt/; sasktam [s m], originally saskt vk, "refined speech") is a

historical Indo-Aryan language, the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and a literary and scholarly language in Buddhism and Jainism. Developing from Vedic Sanskrit, today it is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and is an official language of the state of Uttarakhand. Sanskrit holds a prominent position inIndoEuropean studies. Sanskrit continues to be widely used as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice in the forms of hymns and mantras. Spoken Sanskrit is still in use in some villages and a few traditional institutions in India. The Sanskrit language is the devabhasa or original language spoken by men in Uttara Meru at the beginning of the Manwantara; but in its purity it is not the Sanskrit of the Dwapara or the Kali, it is the language of the Satya Yuga based on the true and perfect relation of vak and artha. This language increasingly corrupted in sense and sound becomes the later Sanskrit of the Treta, Dwapara and Kali Yuga, being sometimes partly purified and again corrupted and again partly purified so that it never loses all apparent relation to its original from and structure. Sanskrit as the representative language of India, that is, a Sanskrit spoken in such a way that Sanskrit is behind all the languages of India This vast literature of Vedic exegesis and Vedic speculation in philosophy, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas and the Upanishads relating to each Veda, was connected by tradition with one or the other of four Vedas.

September 5- Teachers Day and Sanskrit Day


Tho e who educa e child en well a e Aristotle o e o be hono ed han pa en , fo ho e only gave life, ho e he a of living well -

Radhakrishnan was also the 2nd President and the first Vice President of the nation. He was born on the September 5th, 1888 at Tiruttani in Chennai. Teache day i celeb a ed ince 1962.

They say, A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. How true is that! Apart from parents, teachers play the most important parts in the lives of children. Teachers mold the lives of their students. A teacher has the power to decide the future of his students. Not for nothing, it is believed that teachers build the future of the nation. That explains the importance of Teachers Day. It is a day that reminds us of valuable contributions made by teachers in our life. We owe a great part of our success to the teachers. In India, 5th September is celebrated as Teachers' day as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. The occasion coincides with the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was also the President of India. Dr. Radhakrishnan was a staunch believer of education. A great scholar, he always talked about importance of teachers in our society. Dr. Radhakrishnan was a great advocate of strong teaching system and methodologies. He was also a great writer. He had written on a variety of subjects including social and cultural aspects, theological, educational, philosophical and ethical subjects. Popular journals of India had his articles. The topics written by him are still considered to be of immense value. His written articles contain depth and knowledge. There is an interesting anecdote about beginning of Teachers Day in India. On his

birthday on 5th of September, a group of students and friends went up to him and asked his permission for celebrating the occasion. The great man replied, instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers' day. That statement shows the virtue of the man. Since then, India has always celebrated 5th of September as the Teachers Day. Teachers and students all over the country look forward to this day with much anticipation and enthusiasm.