Bengaluru: Sanskrit is an ancient language. There are efforts being made to make Sanskrit reachable to more people by making it a conversational language on an everyday basis. 

Now, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has given orders that press releases be given in Sanskrit. 

“As per the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ji, government press releases will now be issued in Sanskrit language as well,” tweeted the CMO. 


Along with it, a press release detailing the UP government’s way of handling the COVID-19 crisis was also given out. 

As per a popular website’s report, a senior official associated with this new endeavour, said, “Earlier we sent press releases in Hindi, English & Urdu but now Sanskrit has also been added. There are many Urdu newspapers in Uttar Pradesh and so we send press notes in Urdu. When Mulayam Singh Yadav was the chief minister, he focussed on the promotion of the Urdu language.”

“During Mayawati and Akhilesh regimes, the department would send press releases in all three languages (Hindi, English & Urdu). Now because the CM wants the releases to be sent in Sanskrit, we are doing that as well,” he further added. 

Earlier this year, Uttarakhand had taken a decision to retire Urdu boards in its railway stations and replace them with Sanskrit boards. 

Ramesh Kumar Pandey, Vice-Chancellor, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University (Central University), New Delhi, had to say this on Sanskrit. 

“Sanskrit is not merely a subject. This is the language which is in fact, connected with various ancient and modern subjects and becomes the base of prestigious vocations. Sanskrit education is based on values of life and living. Because of this, a person who is well versed with Sanskrit language, witnesses the evolution of his character and personality which is required in every area of living. And now, with the New Education Policy 2020, Sanskrit can play a very important role to realize the dream of “Atmanirbhar Bharat” as India moves forward in the 21st century.”