New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted people on the occasion of Sanskrit Diwas or World Sanskrit Day.
Sanskrit is one of the most ancient languages of the world, which is believed to have originated around 3500 years ago.
In a tweet in Sanskrit, PM Modi described Sanskrit as a beautiful language which has made India a treasure house of knowledge for many years. He also urged everyone to work towards making Sanskrit more popular.
अद्य संस्कृतदिवसे ये संस्कृतभाषां पठन्ति तथा च जनेषु तस्याः प्रचारार्थं प्रयासं कुर्वन्ति तान् सर्वान् प्रणमामि। संस्कृतभाषा सुन्दरी भाषा अस्ति किञ्च सहस्रशः वर्षेभ्यः अस्माकं श्रेष्ठायाः संस्कृत्याः भागभूता अस्ति। आगामिषु वर्षेषु संस्कृतभाषायाः लोकप्रियता नितराम् अभिवर्धताम्।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 3, 2020
Sanskrit Day is celebrated every year on the full moon day of the Hindu calendar month of Shravan to promote its revival.
This year it is observed on August 3 with the objective to educate the younger generation of India about the ancient language.