KATHMANDU: A three-day international Sanskrit conference that aims to endorse the ancient language as common treasure of Nepal and India commenced here on Tuesday.
Titled “Sanskrit a common treasure of Nepal and India”, the conference is being jointly organised by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, India’s Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Balmiki campus of Nepal Sanskrit University.
More than 45 working papers on different aspects of Sanskrit language, literature and philosophy will be presented by scholars from the two nations during the conference, according to an official statement.
“Sanskrit is not an ordinary language, rather it is a language meant for salvation and a language that can connect us with the God,” Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra, a scholar from India, said.
The Chancellor of Nepal Academy, Ganga Prasad Upreti was the chief guest at the function, which was also attended by India’s ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri. RSS
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