Delhi to hold next World Sanskrit Meet: CM

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New Delhi, Nov 22 (UNI) Delhi would be hosting the next World Sanskrit Conference, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said.

For the purpose, she said a high level committee, would be appointed soon to organise the Meet, which will disseminate the message about relevance of Sanskrit in today's world.

''Sanskrit has earned recognition as a language of rich literature, science, astrology and astronomy. It has also been able to convey the message of peace, development, co-existence and harmony,'' Ms Dikshit said, at a function at which she was conferred the Chairmanship of All India Sanskrit Sammelan.

Former Prime Ministers Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi also served as Chairman of the All India Sanskrit Conference.

Large number of Sanskrit scholars including Chancellor Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Dr Kutumb Shastri, former Director Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Dr Ram Karan Sharma, Vice-chancellor Lal Bahadur Shastri Vidyapeeth, Dr Vachapasti Upadhyay, and Chairmen of various Sanskrit Academies of different states were also present at the function.

The Chief Minister also distributed awards to 1100 Sanskrit teachers.

UNI

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