Friday, May 18, 2012

Mother of All Indian Languages: Sanskrit

I heard recently from a very good friend of mine about a University that they are discontinuing course on Sanskrit language. Though I found Sanskrit quite hard to learn and always struggled to do so. But the respect of Sanskrit and its importance speaks a very different story. I want to tell you that mostly people know that Sanskrit is referred to be a holy language, but some of them know that it is the mother of all Indian languages, even some of English words are also originated from Sanskrit (Source: Movie Namstey London and Purab aur Paschim don't take it seriously but the fact is true).Recently Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut has decided to discontinue its program of M.Phil in Sanskrit. It is quite surprising as our government is creating a lot of brouhaha over the integration of higher education whereas a government affiliate institution has no qualms over government's effort. The reason University stats that we do not have qualified teachers. Here one question arises - Whose responsibility is to arrange adequate infrastructure and teachers for a healthy learning environment? And the answer is University, who has failed to do so. But why they are making students suffer! If student won't get chance to pursue M. Phil in Sanskrit, then how come they will intend towards research process. the apathy and lack of plan of government and administration leads to the result of poor quality of education.The most disastrous thing is that even after lot of objection and concern raised by National Sanskrit Organization, University is not willed to cancel his decision, even after National Sanskrit Organisation has promised to provide aid of Six lakh rupee annually.

Many manuscript and classic creation which are in Sanskrit language which tells us about our  glorified and immortal culture and its importance from ancient times. From garland of Kalidasa till classic of Saint Bharat, it has given a lot which need not to be proved. There is no doubt that in comparison to Hindi and English, Sanskrit has limited scope, but in recent years, a lot has been done for Sanskrit. At such time, when government is focusing so much on development of Sanskrit, University's apathy is simply untolerable. The decision of discontinuing the program can't be justified in any situation, instead it reflects lack of  will and idleness of University's administration. They should make a move in wake of student, our own holy language Sanskrit and its contribution towards our society.

There is a very famous saying in Sanskrit:

"काममय एवायं पुरुष इति। 
स यथाकामो भवति तत्क्रतुर्भवति। 
यत्क्रतुर्भवति तत्कर्म कुरुते। 
यत्कर्म कुरुते तदभिसंपद्यते॥"

English Translation of Sanskrit Quote:

You are what your deep, driving desire is
As your desire is, so is your will
As your will is, so is your deed
As your deed is, so is your destiny

Are we doing really what has to be done??