IIM-Indore to start language workshops in Sanskrit, Odia

  • | Thursday | 21st September, 2023

Indore: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore will teach Sanskrit and Odia languages during six-month language workshops, which will start this month.This is the institutes second edition of Sanskrit language workshop and first in Odia. The institute has launched language workshops for its community members and around 98 community members have registered for learning Sanskrit and Odia languages, the institute said in a statement released on Wednesday.IIM Indore director professor Himanshu Rai said, These workshops not only provide a platform for language acquisition but also serve as a bridge to our roots and traditions. Sanskrit, often regarded as the Language of the Gods, continues to draw significant attention for its cultural and historical significance. It is a vibrant language with multiple applications, including artistic expression and everyday communication.He said, Odia language like Sanskrit, is deeply embedded in the regions values, knowledge, and traditions.The institute in a note said that the workshops aim to provide a nurturing environment for the IIM Indore community to learn, appreciate and excel in Sanskrit and Odia, fostering a stronger bond with their linguistic heritage.Sanskrit teacher Pravesh Vaishnav said, Sanskrit is often perceived as a challenging language. But in fact it is as accessible as any other. Sanskrit can be learned through listening and speaking. Children start by speaking, then gradually learn to read, followed by writing, and eventually delve into the intricacies of grammar. The journey with Sanskrit can be just as natural and enjoyable.Odia Tutor Jagadish Mishra said, "Our languages are the vibrant threads of our cultural tapestry, each one contributing to the rich mosaic of our heritage."We also published the following articles recentlyPM Modi receives Sanskrit birthday greeting during Delhi Metro rideOn Prime Minister Narendra Modis birthday, a fellow traveler on the Delhi Metro extended birthday greetings in Sanskrit. The Prime Minister had earlier inaugurated the extension of the Delhi Airport Metro Express line. During his ride on the Metro, PM Modi interacted with passengers, who took selfies and wished him a happy birthday. The inauguration of the new metro station, YashoBhoomi Dwarka Sector 25, has improved connectivity for commuters in Delhi.Spain, Bengal keen on language tie-upThe Spanish government is interested in signing an agreement with the government of Bengal to promote the teaching of Spanish language in the region. They discussed the possibility of setting up an institute and training teachers in the language. There is a demand for foreign language studies in Bengal, and learning foreign languages is part of the new State Education Policy. The Spanish officials also expressed interest in collaborating with Bengals IT industry. Both governments will explore the possibility of an agreement during the Bengal Global Business Summit in November.Hindi unites the diverse languages of India: Amit ShahOn Hindi Diwas, Home Minister Amit Shah emphasized the importance of strengthening all Indian languages to build a stronger nation. He stated that Hindi should serve as a means to empower local languages and that it is not in competition with any other Indian language. Shah also called for the use of simple Hindi words in office work and expressed his belief that Hindi can achieve scientific and technological acceptance as an official language. He highlighted the role of Hindi in uniting the diverse languages of India during the freedom struggle.

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