RSVP V-C Prof V Muralidhara Sharma and other dignitaries at the national workshop held on the varsity premises in Tirupati on Wednesday
RSVP V-C Prof V Muralidhara Sharma and other dignitaries at the national workshop held on the varsity premises in Tirupati on Wednesday

 Tirupati: Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Vice-Chancellor Prof Parameshwar Narayan Shastri stressed on the need for digitisation of Sanskrit lore. He said that the digitisation will benefit future generations and Sanskrit lovers to gain in-depth knowledge about language. 

In his inaugural address in the two-day national workshop on ‘Digitised Sanskrit Corpus’ at Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (RSVP) here on Wednesday he said, there will be a golden era for Sanskrit in present and in future. RSVP V-C Prof V Muralidhara Sharma, in his presidential address, said that there are three ways for digitisation of Sanskrit lore. One is collecting the literature, second is classifying the same and third is how to include new.

Highlights:

  • Two-day national workshop on ‘Digitised Sanskrit Corpus’ begins at RSVP  
  •  Digitisation will benefit future generations, says Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan V-C 
Till date, the Vidyapeetha has already digitised more than 800 books containing 6 lakh pages of e-content. This was done by different Sanskrit institutions, he explained. Former V-C of JRR Sanskrit University, Jaipur, Prof KV Ramakrishnamacharya, the doyen in the field of Sanskrit e-content, appreciated the RSVP for organising the workshop. The Vidyapeetha entered into MoU with C-DAC, Bengaluru; Poorna Prajna Vidyapeetha, Bangalore; Chinmaya International Foundation, Kerala and Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi for accelerating the digitisation of the Sanskrit lore. 

Vidwan Janardhan Hegde of Bengaluru said that till today, the methodology of reciting and chanting was going on. But, this is not the way. When we digitise the lore then it should be useful for the future generations, he added. 

The programme was attended by former V-C of SV Vedic University Prof KE Devanathan, former V-C of Karnatak Sanskrit University Prof Srinivas Varakhedi, the Dean Academic Affairs Prof RLN Sastry, the Registrar of Vidyapeetha, Prof C Umashankar, Prof Ch P Satyanarayana, Dr C Raghavan, the Coordinator of the workshop Dr B Chandrasekharam and the academic fraternity from IITs and other institutions.