The chief guest, District Education Officer Pushpa Minj, inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp. She highlighted the importance of the Sanskrit language and its contribution to the world.
The guest of honor, Sanskrit scholar Ayushmanta Sarangi, spoke about the need to preserve and promote the Sanskrit language. He said that Sanskrit is a language of knowledge and wisdom and should be taught to all students.
The special guest, District Cultural Officer Anil Kerketa, said that the government is committed to promoting the Sanskrit language. He announced that the government would be setting up a Sanskrit school in Jharsuguda.
The event also felicitated six students who secured 100% marks in Sanskrit in the matriculation examination.
The president of the Sanskrit Teachers’ Association, Vijay Kumar Tripathi, said that Sanskrit teachers have to organize themselves if the Sanskrit language is to flourish. He said that they should hold regular meetings and workshops to discuss ways to promote the Sanskrit language.