Mangaluru, Feb 24, 2023: The World Sanskrit Conference was inaugurated by Kaniyooru Matadhipati Sri Vidyavallabha Tirtha Sreepadaru at Srinivas University today.
The event is organized by Srinivas University, in association with several esteemed institutions, including the Central Sanskrit University and the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts. The event will be held till Feb 26 at Srinivas University Mukka Campus.
The Kaniyooru Swamiji spoke about the importance of the Sanskrit language and its significant contribution to the world. He lauded Dr A Raghavendra Rao, Chancellor of Srinivas University, for organizing the conference and promoting the Sanskrit language and culture.
The Chief Guest of the program, Mangalore North MLA Dr. Bharath Shetty, expressed the need for more researchers in the field of Sanskrit to uncover the preserved knowledge of ancestors.
He also emphasized that 40-45% of researchers worldwide are Indian, and Sanskrit is deeply ingrained in our roots.
Dr. Venkata Ramana Akkaraju, Chairman of, the New Mangalore Port Authority (NMPA), defined Sanskrit as the language of science and technology.
Dr. A Raghavendra Rao, Chancellor of Srinivas University, presided over the program and encouraged the growth of the Sanskrit language. He requested the government to provide reservations for students passing out degrees with Sanskrit as their second language to promote its popularity.
The keynote speakers included Prof. Kashinath Nyaupane, Sanskrit Professor at the Rangjung Ashe Institute, University of Nepal, Dr. Filip Ruchinski Sivananda Shastri, Sanskrit Scholar at the University of Warsaw, Poland, and Dr. Ishwar V. Basavaraddi Director of MDNIY New Delhi.
The event was attended by several eminent personalities, including Shri Virar Shankar Shetty, an Industrialist from Mumbai, and Dr. P.S. Aital, Vice-Chancellor of Srinivas University. The program was compered by Dr. Vijayalakshmi, Prof. Rohan Fernandes, and Dr. Ambika Mallya.
Dr. A. Srinivas Rao, Pro-Chancellor of Srinivas University, welcomed the gathering, Dr. B. Gopalachar delivered the keynote address. The program concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. Srinivas Mayya D., Registrar (Evaluation).
The conference aims to promote the study of Sanskrit and inspire more researchers to delve into its rich history and heritage.