Nagpur – On Friday,27th of January, former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Bobde said that he asks himself ‘why Sanskrut cannot be the official language of India’. “On 11th September 1949, newspapers reported that Dr Ambedkar was the one who first proposed making Sanskrut the official language of the Union of India. Many of our languages share vocabulary from Sanskrut. I ask myself why Sanskrut cannot be the official language, as Dr Ambedkar had proposed,” he added. Citing media reports from 1949, the former CJI said that even Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, hailed as the architect of the Indian Constitution, had also proposed the same. While speaking at the Akhil Bharatiya Chhatra Sammellan, which was organised by Sanskrut Bharti, the former CJI made these remarks. He clarified that ‘Sanskrut cannot be made the official language overnight. It would take some years for this to happen’.
‘Why can’t Sanskrit be our official language?’, Former CJI SA Bobde asks, mentions that Dr Ambedkar also advocated for the same https://t.co/Sq6z0y1LOd
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The points made by former Chief Justice Bobde
1. Bobde also said that Hindi and English are used as the official languages of Government and Courts in accordance with the law, and every Chief Justice receives requests to approve the introduction of the respective regional languages. The introduction of regional languages is already happening in some High Courts and District Courts, the former CJP mentioned.
2. This issue pertaining to the official language shouldn’t, in my opinion, go unresolved. This is happening because of a lack of dialogue between the Government and the administration.
3. Introducing Sanskrut would not be equivalent to introducing any religion because 95% of the language deals with topics related to philosophy, law, science, literature, phonetics, architecture, astronomy, etc. rather than having anything to do with any religion.
4. America‘s space research organisation NASA scientists found this language useful for its computers. They have studied Sanskrut in connection with ‘Artificial Intelligence’. They said the language can be used for sending messages in a few words.
5. In the country 43.63% of people speak Hindi, and only 6% speak English. The survey further states that only 3% of people in rural areas speak English. 41% of rich people speak English. While only 2% poor speak English.
6. Sanskrut is the only language that can co-exist with regional languages. This I am claiming after discussion with experts. Because numerous Sanskrut words are used while speaking in regional languages. Even Urdu has some Sanskrut words. There are more than 60% to 70% Sanskrut words in Marathi, Assamese, Hindi, Telegu, Bengali, Kannada, and other languages.
Hindus feel that the Government should seriously consider the suggestion given by a former Chief Justice of India !