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India should revive Sanskrit the way Israel revived Hebrew
The Government of India has taken some steps to revive world's most treasure-filled but fast dying language Sanskrit. But these steps are not at all enough when just about 14000 people in a country of 125 crores have declared Sanskrit as their spoken language.

Need is to revive Sanskrit in a manner like Israel revived its national language 'Hebrew', whose fate was similar to that of Sanskrit about seven decades ago. Indian government should seek assistance from Israel in reviving Sanskrit.

NASA (USA) has launched Mission-Sanskrit programme so that world's ancient language, which is full of hidden treasure of literature and most advanced technology, may also be effectively utilised as a language of computer and space technology.

Sanskrit has already been introduced as a language in nursery classes in the USA. Sanskrit is the only language in the world which is also good for health.

Chanting of Vedic hymns in the state-assemblies of the USA and other countries is also becoming a regular trend. Sanskrit is the originating language for many modern Indian languages, and is enriched with valuable treasure in its ancient books, which if analysed and studied, can perhaps provide much more advanced studies in various fields including technology and medical science.

Advanced study of Ayurveda is rather necessity of time for medical research, which can be possible only through ancient Sanskrit literature.

Technological advances of ancient Ramayana or Mahabharat age are lying hidden in Sanskrit literature. At a time when western countries are realising the importance of Sanskrit, it is time that Indian government may set up a separate ministry for development and research in Sanskrit to explore hidden treasure of literature and medical science in the ancient language.

There is a need to encourage study and use of Sanskrit at global level with the help of UNESCO.

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