India’s 16th Sanskrit institution in Jharkhand
Sanskrit a dying language is been propagated by the Government of Jharkhand. A bill passed by the Jharkhand government was sanctioned by the Central Government to set up a Sanskrit college in Deoghar district of Jharkhand, which would be the 16th institution providing Sanskrit studies nationally. The consent was taken in a meeting between Smriti Irani, Union Human Resource Development Minister and the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Raghubar Das accompanied by the State Education Minister, Neera Yadav.
Major religions of India, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism all have their holy scriptures written in Sanskrit and gives due importance to the language.
The whole idea of setting up the institution is to bring back Sanskrit from its grave which is the mother of all Indian languages.
According to the census of India in 2011, 14,135 people speak Sanskrit as their mother language.
There are a total of 15 colleges giving different courses in Sanskrit all through the country. The courses not only concentrates in Sanskrit but deals with subjects related to eastern philosophy, ancient Indian history and the already dead Indian native languages, Pali and Prakrit.
The idea of the State should be praised and appreciated in helping revive the roots of Sanskrit. There are many public organisations like Samskrita Bharati conducting frequent workshops to propagate the language among more Indians.