CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has expressed its displeasure over substituting Punjabi as second language with Sanskrit language in the state run school there, saying it would deny the Punjabi speaking people their legitimate rights.Leader of opposition (LoP) in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Harpal Singh Cheema has written to chief minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh urging him to broach the issue with his Himachal Pradesh counterpart to roll back and re introduce Punjabi as second language instead of Sanskrit language there. Cheema said that he has yet to hear from him in this regard.Cheema alleged that the move was a well thought out design of the BJP RSS combine to attack regional languages besides depriving the people of the state of their legitimate rights. He reiterated that before 1966, Himachal Pradesh was an integral part of Punjab, with the areas like Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Solan Sirmaour, Shimla and Kangra predominantly inhabited by the Punjabis. He claimed that Sanskrit was spoken by a microscopic minority in Himachal Pradesh.Slamming the preceding SAD (Badal) government of acting as a sitting duck over the issue when Punjabi as second language was substituted with Sanskrit and introduced in Himachal Pradesh schools, Cheema said its stoic silence over this sensitive issue was dangerous. Cheema accused union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal for not taking up the issue with her alliance partners at the right point in time and hence the issue. Had she been a little too serious, the issue of restoration of Punjabi as second language could have been solved.Bringing union minister Vijay Sampla and Punjab unit president of the BJP Shwait Malik on board, Cheema asked the BJP to come clean on the issue, thereby restoring status quo in the matter so that people were not deprived of their right to language. Cheema said he would raise the issue on the floor of the House in the current budget session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Have something to say? Post your comment
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (UNI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has expressed its displeasure over substituting Punjabi as second language with Sanskrit language in the state run school there, saying it would deny the Punjabi speaking people their legitimate rights, a statement said on Saturday.
The apex court directed that the plea be placed before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi for referring it to an appropriate bench, said media reports.The petition, filed by Madhya Pradesh based lawyer Veenayak Shah, has challenged the Article 92 of the Revised Education Code of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan terming it as unconstitutional on the grounds that it contravenes Articles 28(1), 19(1)(a) and 25(1) of the Indian Constitution.
Jaipur Literary Festival: JCB Prize winner and other authors to host discussion series Sneak peek into Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 reveals special focus on science fiction and climate change Family Portrait This was announced during a session at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at the Diggi Palace. (Source: File Photo) On January 26, the Oxford Dictionaries announced Nari Shakti as the Hindi Word of the Year. The Hindi Word of the Year chosen every year, in many ways, reflects the conversations, ethos of a particular year. The word this year, Nari Shakti, has been derived from Sanskrit and when broken down, the word #8216;nari; means women and #8216;shakti; means power.In 2018, the word initiated a lot of conversations mainly because of the identification of this term by Hindi speakers across the nation due to several efforts and initiatives undertaken by the government, civil society, NGOs, and universities in order to empower women. According to a report in PTI, the word was selected by the Oxford Dictionaries (India) along with the help of an advisory panel of language experts, including Namita Gokhale, Randhir Thakur, Kritika Agrawal and Saurabh Dwivedi.
December 23, 2018 9:00 AM Share on: Facebook Pinterest Twitter SMS Share on: Group 7 Created with Sketch. Email Created with Sketch. Group 9 Created with Sketch. Group 10 Created with Sketch. Group 11 Created with Sketch. Group 7 Created with Sketch. Email Created with Sketch. Group 4 Created with Sketch. Group 9 Created with Sketch. Group 10 Created with Sketch. Group 11 Created with Sketch. performance.mark('atfContentLoaded') Ayurveda has taken off in the wellness world lately, but it's an ancient tradition that helps decode the archetypes of our bodies, thereby helping us understand the imbalances of it, and even provides us the knowledge to customize meal plans that go well with the intuitive intelligence and wisdom of the body.The science (veda) of life (ayur), as translated from Sanskrit, is an ancient science of healing. Unlike classical Western medicine, it helps the practitioner achieve optimal wellness through balance and integration and works to treat the root cause of illness rather than the symptoms.
There s nothing like wishing our near and dear ones in advance. Of course, a majority of us exchanges greetings on the day of the festival but sending Diwali messages in advance is the best at least, in this fast paced present times. Diwali is a multi day festival celebrated in honour of Lord Rama s return to Ayodhya after completing his 14 years of exile and registering victory of demon king Ravana. The main part of this festival is diya, the butter lamps. In fact, the festival gets its name from it Deepavali derives its name from two Sanskrit word, deep (butter lamps) and avali (row); Diwali or Deepavali means a row or series of diya . The significance of the festival is even bigger eradicating darkness with light of knowledge, just like a small diya can get rid of darkness no matter what size it is. Diwali is celebrated as the victory over defeat, light over darkness, awareness over ignorance. It is an occasion to celebrate life to the fullest. WhatsApp Stickers for Diwali 2018: Messaging App Should Introduce Festive Sticker Packs for Diwali Greetings and Messages. Happy Diwali 2018 Greetings, Diwali Images of the Festival, Diwali Images Free Download, Happy Diwali 2018 Photos, Images of Diwali Festival Celebration, Happy Diwali Images 2018, Happy Diwali Images Wallpapers, Diwali Photo Gallery, Happy Diwali 2018 a list includes it all.
To make online content relevant for more Indian users, Google announced a project called Navlekha, a word derived from Sanskrit meaning "a new way to write. " This project comprises a tool that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to render any PDF containing Indian language content into editable text, making it easy for print publishers to create mobile friendly web content, the Mountain View, California headquartered tech giant said at its annual Google for India event here.
Google, at its Google for India 2018 event in New Delhi on Tuesday, has announced a new Next Billion Users initiative for country called Project Navlekha. The search giant held the fourth edition of its annual Google for India event in New Delhi on Tuesday and announced several key initiatives relevant to the Indian market, including a rebranding of Google Tez to Google Pay. It showcased its efforts in the country and provided a look at all the new features that have been developed with Indian users in mind. With the new Project Navlekha, Google is planning to enable publishers, especially those that work in regional languages, to take their content online."When you search in Indian languages, the content available is just 1 percent of what's available in English," Google says in a post on Twitter. One of the key issues for regional language publishers is to go through a tough process to move their content to the Internet. With Project Navlekha, Google claims that a simple application will be able to create a webpage out of scanned copies of pages. Navlekha, the company says, helps you easily make offline content fully editable and publish online without the need of experts. The word navlekha is derived from Sanskrit, and means 'a new way to write', Google's Rajan Anandan, Vice President, India and Southeast Asia, said in a blog post.
Baba Ramdev;s Kimbho, the Indian rival to messaging application WhatsApp, is set to make a comeback to Google Play Store. After partnership with BSNL to launch Patanjali SIM cards, Baba Ramdev and his associate Acharya Balkrishna, announced a social messaging app called Kimbho. In Sanskrit, Kimbho is used to ask about the well being of any person.As soon as the app went live on Google Play Store, it was downloaded multiple times before French security researcher Elliot Alderson raised concerns about the application. Soon, the app received a lot of negative feedback for its shady security practice and bad user interface. The app was immediately taken down from the Play Store by its creators and even its website became inaccessible.
As per Patanjali Communications, Kimbho was aimed at taking on popular messaging app Whatsapp. Interestingly, in common Sanskrit parley, Kimbho literally means #8216;What;s up;. The phrase is used to ask about someone s well being. Kimbho can also be said to be the Sanskrit equivalent of Hello, how are you or What s up .Kimbho meaning: Know what Patanjali Kimbho means
On April 27, Google Doodle celebrates the life and work of Mahadevi Varma, a poet, translator, educator, and women 's rights activist who played a major role in the Chhayavad movement of Hindi literature. The word chhayavad is hard to translate into English, but it 's often referred to as a period of romanticism (link in Hindi) marked by writing that prioritised emotions and the individual experience, a stark departure from earlier modes of Hindi poetry.Born in 1907 in what is now Uttar Pradesh, Varma was encouraged to complete her education by her parents. It was while pursuing a master 's degree in Sanskrit that she began writing poetry, at first in secret, before being discovered by her roommate, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, who was also a poet. Together, they went on to attend poetry seminars, present their work to the public, and even get published in magazines.
The group of experts, which comprise a geologist, archaeologists, Sanskrit scholars and two bureaucrats, met in the first week of January 2017 in New Delhi, according to the Reuters report. According to the minutes of the meeting, which the news agency said it accessed, the panel aims to use archaeological data and DNA evidence to prove that Hindus descended from the earliest inhabitants of India and that Hindu scriptures were history, not mythology. I have been asked to present a report that will help the government rewrite certain aspects of ancient history, Reuters quoted the committee s chairperson, KN Dikshit, as saying. Sikshit said it was essential to establish a correlation between ancient Hindu scriptures and evidence that Indian civilisation is several thousands of years old. The current view is that people from Central Asia arrived in India 3,000 to 4,000 years ago.
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President Ram Nath Kovind described Telugu as a bridge language between north and south of the country as it assimilates words and ideas from other languages like Arabic, Sanskrit, Urdu et al and appreciated the commitment of Telugu people to their culture and heritage.The President was the chief guest at the grand valedictory of the five day World Telugu Conference (WTC) that celebrated Telugu language, literature and culture, inspiring and enthralling delegates and Telugu people across the world, here on Tuesday. The happy mood and pride of thousands of people who gathered at the LB Stadium for their language became evident as they burst into loud cheers when as the chief guest, the President addressed them in Telugu as Sodara Sodareemanulara and went on to say that Desa bhashanlandu Telugu lessa (Telugu is the finest of languages in the country).
This time around, this premiere Indian film festival that is held in the coastal city of Goa has been riven with controversies. Contentious films like Ravi Jadhav s Marathi film Nude and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan s Malyalam S Durga and now Pakistani film Farhan Alam;s Saawan have been excluded from the festival. Check out the highlights of the event here.Shah Rukh Khan addressed the inaugural ceremony of International Film Festival of India. He spoke on the occasion, "I think over the years, in the last thirty years, I have learnt one thing that films are a symbol of love, and filmmaking is about loving. And I don 't mean the love stories I have been paddling for years. I truly believe films are made with the collaboration of hundreds of people coming together, working relentlessly for an idea they believe in, they love and want to share it with the world. This idea becomes the film that we all watch and sometimes we feel very happy watching it, sometimes we dance along with the film, at other times we get angry, disturbed or agitated, and that exactly is the magic of storytelling. The magic that has the power to touch all our senses, and in doing so, actually binding us together. The essence of storytelling is incomplete if there is no story listener. I believe storytellers and story listeners are, or should be like a family. There is a word in Sanskrit 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam ', it means bringing the world together like a family. "
The day marks the victory of the seventh incarnation of Vishnu Lord Rama when he killed the ten headed demon Ravana and thereafter handed over the throne of his kingdom Lanka to his brother Vibhishana. The word Dussehra is derived from two Sanskrit words dasha and hara that mean defeating the ten, reported India.com. The day also marks the end of Durga Puja, where people remember goddess Durga;s victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasur, to help restore Dharma.Durga led a battle against Mahishasur and it lasted for nine days and nine nights. Durga killed Mahishasur on the tenth day. Therefore, different manifestations of goddess Durga are worshipped during the nine day long Navratri festival each year. Wherein the tenth day is dedicated to Durga as Vijaydashmi. The feminine power is worshipped and celebrated during the festival of Navratri. Navratri celebration culminates with Dussehra on the tenth day, when the idol of goddess Durga is immersed in a river or a lake, reported India.com.
The Indian National Congress in its 1925 Karachi session decided that Hindustani the popular, undifferentiated blend of Hindi and Urdu should be the lingua franca of the independent nation. However, this resolution was modified a few years later due to the influence of Hindi Sahitya Sammelan which suggested that Hindi should be the national language. The resolution disappointed many members of the Congress, including the Muslims, and strained the communal tangle. The Muslim League, which had been formed in 1906, on the other hand, endorsed Urdu as a symbol of Muslim identity and thus most fit to be India s lingua franca. As India;s partition became imminent in 1946, Urdu perceived as aligned with Pakistan was discarded from national language contenders of newly independent India.The pro Hindi Hindustani group, the latter included Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi, argued for adopting one of the two languages as the sole national language, while the anti Hindi group opposed that and favored retaining English as the official language. The Indian Constitution Committee in 1949 arrived at a compromise, known as the Munshi Ayyangar formula, to settle the issue. The name of the language was Hindi (in Devanagari script), but the proponents of Hindustani were comforted with a directive clause that directed Sanskrit as the mainstay of Hindi vocabulary, with an explicit non boycott of words within it from other languages. There was no mention within it of a national language, and described only the Indian union s two official languages. The official use of English, initially, was to cease 15 years after the Constitution came into effect, that is, on January 26, 1965.
Tension mounted in Rampur, the home town of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, after members of some outfits staged a protest against the holding of a Christian congregation in a government school and tried to enter the venue forcibly. Police intervened in time and stopped the activists under the banner of Dev Sanskriti Raksha Manch, avoiding a clash.
After a welcome speech by Asad Lalljee, SVP, CEO Avid Learning, the Essar Group, the evening featured a special panel that explored music and poetry within the context of literature. Aptly named Blowing in the Wind: Voice Music and Lyric Poetry, it addressed the public spaces for literature and brings together the voice and the word. Following Bob Dylan being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, this session looked at eminent poets and their interactions with popular music with the panel comprising poet lyricist Gulzar along with lyricist, poet and playback singer Swanand Kirkire. To mark a grand finale to the event, singer and songwriter Geetu Hinduja entranced the audience in a power packed musical performance. Both Gulzar and Swanand Kirkire are slated to attend the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 which runs from January 18 January 23 at the Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Festival Speakers from Mumbai set to attend this year include one of India s most popular film stars Rishi Kapoor; writer Ashwin Sanghi; writer and mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik; poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar; writer, playwright, actor director Manav Kaul, lyricist, poet advertising professional Prasoon Joshi; director Sudhir Mishra; and director screenwriter Imtiaz Ali among others. The festival programme includes winners of the Man Booker Prize Paul Beatty, Alan Hollinghurst and Richard Flanagan; Laurence Olivier award winner and two time Academy Award nominee Sir David Hare, who makes his first visit to the Festival; internationally acclaimed poet Anne Waldman; one of the India s significant writers and philosophers S.L. Bhyrappa; bestselling author, poet, activist and teacher Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni; 2016 Emerging Voices Award winner Eka Kurniawan; yogi, mystic and New York Times bestselling author Sadhguru; Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who predicted the 2008 global financial crisis; writer, journalist and broadcaster Simon Winchester, OBE; the literary institution of one , Italian writer and published Roberto Calasso; Neil MacGregor, past director of the National Gallery London and the British Museum and author of A History of the World in 100 Objects; American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning Dexter Filkins; Alex Ross, the music critic for The New Yorker and the author of the books The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century and Listen to This; Ha Joon Chang, whose books include 23 Things They Don t Tell You About Capitalism and Economics: The User s Guide, which will have been translated into 40 languages and published in 43 countries; and Linda Colley, award winning historian, academic, author and broadcaster who specialises in post 1700 British history and author of Britons: Forging the Nation 1707 1837 and Acts of Union and Disunion. With around 30 languages represented from India and across the world, the Festival will feature authors writing in Indian regional languages including the popular Volga in Telugu, S.L. Bhyrappa and Vivek Shanbhag in Kannada, Kaajal Oza Vaidya in Gujarati, C.P. Deval and Hari Ram Meena in Rajasthani, Kanak Mani Dixit and Binod Chaudhary in Nepali, Dhruba Jyoti Borah in Assamese, Gulzar and Javed Akhtar in Urdu, Jatindra K. Nayak in Oriya, Naseem Shafaie and Neerja Mattoo in Kashmiri, Arunava Sinha and Radha Chakravarty in Bengali and Arshia Sattar, A.N.D. Haksar, and Roberto Calasso in Sanskrit. Writers in Hindi include Ajay Navaria, Anu Singh Choudhary, Manav Kaul, Mrinal Pande, Narendra Kohli and Yatindra Mishra. The programme for the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 will touch upon a multitude of ideas and themes including a look at the nation, Freedom to Dream India at 70, which explores India today in the context of its history as well as its future, Translations and World Literature, Women and Marginalised Voices, Sanskrit, and Colonialism and the Legacy of the Raj. Sanjoy K. Roy, Director of Teamwork Arts, Producers of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival said We re delighted to present this evening in Mumbai as we make the final preparations for the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. We re barely a week away and look forward to welcoming Mumbai speakers as well as audiences in Jaipur next week. The Festival has always aimed at showcasing the brilliant literary talent of India to the world, in return bringing some of the world's greatest writers home. The Festival offers a unique opportunity to hear some of the world s contemporary literary stalwarts at a platform that s all inclusive and democratic, brings together diverse thought and opinion, and upholds freedom of thought and expression
Sometimes dubbed as the "China killer", the missile can carry more than 1,000kg warhead and is capable of reaching almost all of Asia including India's key rivals China and Pakistan. The Agni 5 missile, which means "Fire" in Sanskrit, was fired off from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast and is India's most potent long range nuclear capable weapon.