World Sanskrit Day is a day to celebrate the rich history and culture of India, and to reaffirm the importance of Sanskrit as a living language. It is also a day to encourage the younger generation to learn Sanskrit and to appreciate its many benefits.
Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages in the world, and is considered to be the mother of all Indo-Aryan languages. To honour and celebrate the contributions Pāṇini who was a Sanskrit philologist, grammarian, and revered scholar in ancient India, we celebrate World Sanskrit Day on August 31st every year.
An array of programs was presented by Sanskrit students on September 2nd, of classes 6 to 10. The day commenced with the traditional lamp lighting ceremony, and students welcomed the guest with a beautiful Bharatanatyam performance. The importance and significance of Sanskrit was presented through a skit. Students of Class 6 sang a melodious Sanskrit alphabet song. The contribution of Sanskrit in a wide variety of literature, poetry, drama, philosophy, and science, was narrated very well by Amey Desai of Class 10. The program concluded with Shanti mantra.