Nalbari (Assam), Nov 15 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today called for promoting Sanskrit language on a wider scale and make the young generation aware about its rich legacy and contribution towards the intellectual resurgence of the country.

Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University would have to play a pivotal role in this regard, said Sonowal, taking part as chief guest in the foundation day celebration of the University here.

The chief minister also urged the university authorities to concentrate more on research to open new frontiers of knowledge on Sanskrit language to the world community.

“The new generation would be more interested towards this language only when its significance and importance are well demonstrated to them. Sanskrit language has greatly enriched Indian history and its intellectual development,” Sonowal said.

The young generation must be informed about the contribution of this language to the growth of the nation and for this purpose, a synergistic approach is required to be taken, Sonowal said.

Assuring to provide all necessary support for construction of a state-of-the-art auditorium in the University, he urged the university authorities to organise more international seminars to popularise the language.

Referring to Takshashila and Nalanda Universities giving a new identity to Indian knowledge worldwide, he highlighted the contributions of great Assamese Sanskrit Scholars such as Anundoram Barooah, Krishna Kanta Handique and Mukunda Madhav Sarma who also enriched world literature through their Sanskrit masterpieces.

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