Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has said that Sanskrit language was of ancient origin and was a part of Indian culture and for the spread of this language collective effort from various stake holders was required.
Speaking as Chief Guest for the function of Goa Sanskrit Doordarshan, organization by Shree Datta Padmanabh Pitham and Swami Bramhamand Sanskrut Prabodhini at Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula, near the city, she said,”Goa has its own identity, culture and heritage.”
She lauded the work done by Swami Bramhanand Sanskrit Prabodhini to promote Sanskrit language in Goa and appreciated the students who evinced interest in learning Sanskrit and said that proved that sanskrit had a bright future.
Goa University Vice-Chancellor Dr Varun Sahni in his address informed that the Sanskrit language was the mother of Indian language.
He said efforts were being done at various levels to provide a better future for Sanskrit in Goa.
Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr Pramod Swant said, “Sanskrit language is part of our culture and I would be happy to provide support for the cause of this language.”
Shree Bramheshanand Swami, while addressing the gathering, stressed the need to support the growth and progress of Sanskrit language in the state.
He expressed his gratitude towards those who had helped in this endeavour and congratulated those who had excelled in Sanskrit language. Thereafter, he presented portrait of the Governor painted by one of the students of Tapobhoomi.
The students who excelled in Sanskrit exams were honoured at the hands of the dignitaries and were also presented certificate of appreciation.
Dr Ramkripal Sinha spouse of the Govenor, Kishor Shet Mandrekar, Editor, Gomantak, Sagar Javadakar, Editor Tarun Bharat (Goa Edition) and others were present for the function.
Advocate Bramhi Devi welcomed the guest while Vedmutri Dnyaneshwar Patil compered the function. Swami Bramhashanand Swami proposed the vote of thanks.