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Seminar on 'Role of Indian languages in Nation Building'


The S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai; and Central Hindi Directorate, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, jointly organised a three-day national seminar on 'Role of Indian languages in Nation Building' during 22-24 March, 2022; at S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai.
Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra, and Chancellor of S.N.D.T. Women's University, inaugurated the seminar, and delivered the inaugural speech. Prof. Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo, Vice Chancellor, S.N.D.T. Women's University, delivered the welcome address. Dr. Jitendra Kumar Tiwari, Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, S.N.D.T. Women's University, introduced the theme of seminar.
Chief Guest Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan, Chairman, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Special Guest Prof. Dr. Om Prakash Pandey, noted Sanskrit scholar and Chief Editor, 'Rashtra Dharma', and Guest of Honour Prof. Murali Manohar Pathak, Vice Chancellor, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University, New Delhi, delivered short speeches on various aspects of the main theme of seminar. Shri Shailesh Bidalia, Assistant Director, Central Hindi Directorate, proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. Ms. Vandana Sharma, Head, Dept. of Hindi, S.N.D.T. Women's University, compered the programme of the inaugural session.
Dr. Ganapati V. Hegde, Assistant Professor (Advaita Vedanta), and Principal I/C, Bhavan's Mumbadevi Adarsh Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, rendered the Vedic prayer at the inaugural function, and delivered a talk on 'Role of Sanskrit in nation building', on second day i.e. on 23-3-2022.
Dr. Girish B. Jani, Director, Sanskrit Studies and Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, chaired a paper-reading session on 23-3-2022, and spoke on the importance of languages in Nation Building, diminishing rate of language education and consequent challenges.
More than twenty scholars including Dr. Mrs. Kamal Abhyankar, Prof. Prakash Chandra, Prof. Arun Hota, Dr. Urvashi Pandya, Dr. Madhav Phatak, Prof. Amrita, Dr. Hitesh Pandya, and others actively participated in the seminar. About fifteen research papers were presented at the various sessions of the seminar.
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