Sravan Purnima is celebrated as Sanskrit DayAnd I missed it. I feel many missed it too. In fact amidst numerous miscellaneous messages received today none was about the Sanskrit Day. I felt ashamed when towards evening my little nieces had to remind me about this. Even news and video clips in the net started coming mostly in the afternoon only.
I heard them reciting some Sanskrit verse in a pleasing tune. On enquiring what the matter was, they told me that as it is Sanskrit Day. Their teacher had told them to send a performance using Sanskrit prose or poem to the teacher by Whatsapp.(They are now learning by online classes).
I felt ashamed when they looked at me with an expression of ridicule on my ignorance. I really regret that.
An important day for our country, history, tradition and ancient glory on education and knowledge was either ignored, not remembered or not known by me!
Let us know more on this:
"To promote and cherish the glory of Sanskrit language, Government of India in 1969 declared to celebrate Sanskrit Diwas on Raksha Bandhan(Sravan Poornima).. The government of India decided to celebrate the day because the small percentage of the population in the country speaks Sanskrit. It is important to preserve Sanskrit to understand the rich tradition"
So let us all remind ourselves and do our possible best to learn, sustain and promote Sanskrit in some way.