Pokhriyal stresses on need to protect Sanskrit language

Pokhriyal stresses on need to protect Sanskrit languageUnion HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ unveiling the plaque at RSVP on Wednesday. Chancellor N Gopala Swamy, V-C Prof V Muralidhara Sharma and others are also seen
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The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ laid foundation stone for Rs 59.08 crore development works at Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP) on Wednesday.

Tirupati: The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' laid foundation stone for Rs 59.08 crore development works at Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP) on Wednesday.

The works include Rs 29.5 crore for Venkatachala hostel block with 166 rooms and to cater the needs of 500 students. A five storeyed Chelikani Annarao classroom complex will also come up with a cost of Rs 27.26 crore. It will have 29 lecture halls and four conference halls. A sewage treatment plant is being set up with Rs 2.32 crore to treat 1.5 lakh litres of water per day to cater horticulture needs in 15 acres of Vidyapeetha.

Later, the Minister inaugurated two new departments and week-long 'Sanskrit Navaratra' celebrations. The new departments will be performing arts and translation. Tirupati MP B Durgaprasada Rao has stressed the need for upgrading the Vidyapeetha as Central University. The book written by the Minister in Hindi titled 'Koyi Mushkil Nahi'was translated into Sanskrit by RSVP Registrar Prof GSR Krishna Murthy.

It was released by the Minister along with a few other books. Sanskrit Navaratra programmes will be organised by Coordinator Dr Pujari Narayana, Additional Coordinators Dr Sachidananda Murthy and Dr Yasaswi. Ealrier, Ramesh Pokhriyal also visited SV Vedic University.

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