Sanskrit Day 2022 Celebrations

World Sanskrit Day is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Shravan, which this year was on 12 August. Since students and faculty were on vacation, at CVV Sanskrit Day 2022 was celebrated by the School of Linguistic and Literary Studies (LLS) on 28 August 2022. Prior to that, a few online competitions were held –

  • Essay writing in English for the students of classes 11 and 12 on the topic ‘Dharma – The Need for Sustainable Development’,
  • Essay writing in Sanskrit for UG and PG students on the topic ‘Varishtam Bharatam Samskritam Ca’, 
  • Bhagavad Gita recitation for Juniors from classes 8 to 10 
  • Bhagavad Gita recitation for Seniors from classes 11 and 12.  

Many students enthusiastically participated in these competitions. The winners are –





Rajdip Ghosh

Special Prize 

Essay Writing – Senior



I Prize 

Gita Recitation – Junior


Gayathri Sri

II Prize 

Gita Recitation – Junior


Atul Mishra

I Prize

Gita Recitation – Senior


Apart from these, an ‘Online Quiz’ was conducted at the Junior and Senior level. A lot of Sanskrit enthusiasts participated in this event irrespective of age and qualification.

The function on 28 August began with an invocation by Vinamra Herle (second-year, BA Sanskrit). Dr L. Sampath Kumar (Head, School of LLS) welcomed everyone. Prof. C. S. Radhakrishnan, Pondicherry University was the chief guest.

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ajay Kapoor, felicitated the chief guest. He said that Sanskrit is a traditional as well as modern language as it is an apt language for computer programming.

Prof. C. S. Radhakrishnan highlighted the relevance of Sanskrit studies in the modern world. He explained that the stories of ‘Panchatantra’ are translated into many languages and there is a lot to benefit from these stories.

Dr. Sudarshan Chiplunkar (Assistant Professor, School of LLS) proposed the vote of thanks. The programme concluded with a shantipath by Vinamra.