PM greets nation on Sanskrit Day

at 4:47 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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.

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.