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WORLD SANSKRIT DAY 2020

WORLD SANSKRIT DAY 2020

Context

Every year, World Sanskrit Day is celebrated on Raksha Bandhan.

Details

  • World Sanskrit Day or  Sanskrit Diwas is celebrated on the Poornima of the Shravana month in Hindu calendar.
  • It is celebrated to focus on the ancient Indian language to promote its revival and maintenance.
  • Objective of the day is  to illuminate the younger generation about the ancient Indian language and advocate the people about the Sanskrit language
  • This year, it is celebrated on 3rd August 2020.

Sanskrit Language History

  • It is termed as Dev Vani which means God-language and believed to have been generated by God Brahma.
  • In some sources, It is said to have originated in 2nd Millenium BCE, when the Rig Vida was written.

Significance of Sanskrit Day

  • It is celebrated to promote the use of the language Sanskrit.
  • The day aims to educate younger generations of the history and the significance of the language.

How Sanskrit Day came into existence?

  • In 1969 the Government of India decided to celebrate World Sanskrit Day on Raksha Bandhan that falls on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana.

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