Jammu, Aug 01:
Jammu: In a prestigious ceremony held at Jammu, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha attended the Kailakh Sanskrit RatnaPuraskar event organized by ShriKailakhJyotish and Vedic Sansthan Trust.
During the ceremony, the Lt Governor presented this year's Kailakh Sanskrit RatnaPuraskar to ParamPujyaMahamandleshwarAcharyaShri Swami VishveshwarAnandGiriJiMaharaj for his significant contributions to the promotion of Sanskrit and spiritual institutions.
“Swami ji has a great vision for the development of the country. Youth must take inspiration from his life and teachings and dedicate themselves to preserve our tradition, culture and social values,” the Lt Governor said. “It should be our collective responsibility to create a better society and contribute in enriching cultural heritage,” he added.
In his address, the Lt Governor commended the endeavours of ShriKailakhJyotish and Vedic Sansthan Trust and other organisations engaged in promotion of Sanskrit language. “I have always emphasised on promoting Sanskrit as people’s language. As one of the oldest living languages of the world, Sanskrit offers a treasure of knowledge in science, medicine, literature and also language of existence. We must strengthen our efforts to popularise it,” the Lt Governor said.
The Lt Governor also shared the resolve of the central government and the UT administration for protecting and preserving India's glorious heritage.
“Hon'ble Prime Minister ShriNarendraModiji had called for removing all traces of colonial mindset and to take pride in our roots to achieve the goal of developed India. We should feel proud of our heritage. It gave us golden period in the past and it will again make India the most powerful nation in the world,” the Lt Governor said.
He assured every possible assistance by the administration to organisations and individuals in their efforts to promote the ancient cultural values in the society.
ParamPujyaMahamandleshwarAcharyaShri Swami VishveshwarAnandGiriJiMaharaj, in his address, lauded the dedicated efforts of the Lt Governor for popularising the Sanskrit language and giving special attention to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul.
Sham Lal Sharma, former minister appreciated the UT administration for taking various initiatives for promotion of Sanskrit and developing places of religious importance in the UT. KapilKhanna, president Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Delhi also shared his views on the occasion and highlighted the need to promote Sanskrit language.
Students from Chudamani Sanskrit Sansthan, Basohli presented the cultural programme in Sanskrit and staged a drama on Shankaracharya.
Mukesh Singh, ADGP Jammu; AvnyLavasa, Deputy Commissioner Jammu; Shakti Pathak, DIG; MahantRohitShastri, President KailakhJyotish and Vedic Sansthan Trust; spiritual leaders; heads of religious organisations, prominent citizens and students were present on the occasion.