Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV), in association with the Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) and Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan (CIFSS), is celebrating संस्कृतमासः २०२०—Sanskrit Month 2020 from 21 July to 19 August. The celebrations were inaugurated on 21 July.
The programme started with Vedic chanting by Vidwan Nagendra Pavana and Dr. Gopaladesikan, Assistant Professors at CVV. The svāgatagītam (welcome song) was rendered by Srinidhi, a third-year student of B.A. Applied Psychology.
Dean Prof. Gauri Mahulikar presented the welcome address and introduced the Chief Guest Dr. Baldevanand Sagar, General Secretary of Bharatiya Sanskrita Patrakaar Sangh.
Dr. Sagar inaugurated the various events scheduled for the month-long celebrations and spoke on ‘Journalism in Sanskrit’. In his informative and thought-provoking speech, he threw light on the career opportunities in the field of Sanskrit journalism.
In his address, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Nagaraj Neerchal stressed the advantage of studying Sanskrit.
Dr. L. Sampath Kumar, Head of the School of Linguistic and Literary Studies, proposed the vote of thanks. The program was concluded with the śāntipāṭha by CVV students.