Sanskrit will be a mode of communication in this Kashmiri market

In a first of its kind, the largest wholesale market of Jammu and Kashmir, which apart from fulfilling the grocery needs of the entire Jammu division also served Kashmir and Ladakh, has decided to use the ancient Sanskrit language as a medium of communication for business and issue bills in the same language.

In the first step towards ‘Sanskritization’ of the entire oldest market, Sanskritvipani (Sanskrit market) was inaugurated in collaboration with Central Sanskrit University Shri Ranbir Campus Kot-Bhalwal Jammu, Ware House- Traders Association and Chudamani Sanskrit Gurukul, Basholi.

To aware people of the new system, the names of wood goods in the warehouse were arranged in Sanskrit and Hindi languages, which further move to complete Sanskrit in the coming days.

As per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), assisted by students of Central Sanskrit University Shri Ranbir Campus Kot-Bhalwal Jammu, the salesmen at shops using Sanskrit as a medium of communication with the customers, and the bills were also made and issued in the Sanskrit language.

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Welcoming the initiative, BJP leader and former minister Sham Lal Sharma said that such events will boost the morale of Sanskrit scholars.

He said that the late Dr. Uttam Chand Shastri Pathak and his family have made invaluable contributions to the promotion and development of the Sanskrit language in India.

DIG Shakti Pathak said that he emphasized that the ancient language of India is Sanskrit, which is protecting our culture and it is necessary that Sanskrit should reach the masses so that the glorious culture of India can be spread further.

On this occasion, Prof. Madan Mohan Jha, Director, Central Sanskrit University, Sri Ranveer Campus, Jammu, said that this innovation has been done by the University for the Acceptance of Sanskrit among the masses.

Deepak Gupta, President  of Anaj Mandi Ware House-Nehru Market Jammu, said that this program is being organized under the birth centenary celebrations of the late Dr. Uttamchand Shastri Pathak, a scholar of Devvani Sanskrit with the joints efforts of  Ware House-Nehru Market Jammu, Chudamani Sanskrit Sansthan Basholi, Jammu Shrikailakh Jyotish and Vedic Institute Trust Jammu Kashmir, Central Sanskrit University, Sri Ranbir Campus Jammu Kashmir and Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST)—(KNO)

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  • Pallav Jain is co-founder of Ground Report and an independent journalist and visual storyteller based in Madhya Pradesh. He did his PG Diploma in Radio and TV journalism from IIMC 2015-16.

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