Sanskrit strengthens cultural ties, says Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Sanskrit language plays an important role in strengthening cultural ties between India and other countries in the East. Notably, India observed the Sanskrit Week from August 19 to August 25 this year.

Addressing the nation through the 80th edition of Mann Ki Baat, his monthly radio programme, on Sunday, the Prime Minister highlighted the “inspiring work” being done by people across the world in researching the Sanskrit language..

The Prime Minister also highlighted the contribution of Professor Boris Zakharin of the Moscow State University, who teaches the ancient language at the varsity and has translated many works from Sanskrit into Russian, along with publishing other research papers and books.

Similarly, the Sydney Sanskrit School is also one of the major institutions researching the language in Australia, said the Prime Minister.