Sanskrit speaking camp

ROING, Aug 27: A Sanskrit speaking camp was organised by RIWATCH from August 22 to 26 recently, which saw the participation of 70 students and 15 teachers from five different schools, besides community elders.
Pleased that many schools in Arunachal Pradesh use Sanskrit as a third language, Northeast Prant Sanghatan Mantri of Sanskrit Bharati, Bhuven Saikia gave information on how Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages and mother of many Indian languages.
“Scientific communities have already recognised its importance in computer language. If used as a spoken language, it helps in improving speaking and pronunciation skills as it gives effective twists and turns to our tongue”, he added.
Resource persons from Sanskrit Bharati, Guwahati conducted practical sessions, including play way method of Sanskrit speaking, singing and dramatization to help new learners pick up the language easily.
Also attending the programme, Medical Superintendent of Roing District Hospital, Dr Ista Pulu said that the spirit of speaking a new but age-old and sufficiently equipped language needs to be preserved and promoted to understand the treasure of ancient knowledge.
Noting that there is a scarcity of Sanskrit teachers in schools, Roing DDSE Igo Doye emphasised on the necessity of such camps. Also appreciating the efforts of RIWATCH in conducting such camps, he said that if continued, at least 650 students of 12 schools will be benefited by learning the language.