Over 30 seers urge govt to appoint only Kannadiga as VC to Sanskrit varsity  

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Bengaluru, Jun 11: Over 30 seers of different religious community Mutts from different districts called on deputy chief minister and state’s higher education minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan at his residence in Bengaluru on Friday and demanded the appointment of only a Kannadiga as the vice-chancellor of Sanskrit University in Magadi taluk in the outskirts of the city.

The Swamijis also discussed other issues and urged the deputy chief minister to see that the state government resolved them quickly.

They also felt that measures need to be taken for the dissemination of Sanskrit and to provide irrigation facilities in the districts of dryland regions (Bayalu Seeme) of the state.

Sri Shantaveera Swamiji of Koladamatha, Sri Basavalinga Swameeji, Sri Shivakumara Shivacharya Swamiji of Tumakuru Hirematha, Sri Basavalinga Swamiji of Soluru Chilima Matha and other seers of ‘Akhila Bharata Sanatana Mathadi Patiala Okkuta Seva Trust’ were present.

Dr Narayan, who was given the memorandum said steps would be taken at the earliest to resolve the issues related to Sanskrit University.

He also stated that the state government was giving priority to facilitate irrigation in the state.

IIT Madras Alumni Trust donates 200 oxygen concentrators

The IIT Madras Alumni Charitable Trust hands over 200 oxygen concentrators of 10 lac litres capacity to Karnataka when their representatives called on the deputy chief minister, who is also the state’s Covid task force chief.

Dr Narayan, who received the concentrators on behalf of the government, said the IIT Madras Alumni Trust has donated so far more than USD 2 million towards Covid relief efforts in India and appreciated their gesture.

He said the Trust played a vital role in the logistics and in liaising with the Government of Karnataka to hand over the oxygen concentrator units and also thanked the trust for generously donating the concentrators.

IIT Madras Alumni Krishnan Narayanan and Rama Harinath along with the adviser to the chief minister, Prashanth Prakash were also present on occasion.






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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    I think, there is nothing wrong with the request that seers made. Govt can appoit a well qualified eligible kannadiga VC because, as I think, the said university is a state run university. One more thing... Here the seers have not requested to appoint a VC based on religion. Really, Yoga is a precious activity for healthy life devoloped by Indians and is closely related to Samskritham. There are many branches in Sanskrit like yoga. Foreigners also learn and practise yoga, but when coming to pronunciation, it is poor in foreigners. Only Indian people, especially Kannadigas easily and correctly pronounce Samskritham. So I thinh, there is no base in the arguments made by Piad Mangalore in his comment.

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  • piad, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    They do not speak about poverty & economy-Point. First of all swami why you all interfere with political social life??. be a dedicated swami you will get all privileges. Again note that Yoga and Sanskrit is more practiced in western countries since long. Even they can teach. India is of all citizens of India, cast and faith is personnel. Have this understanding and live happily and let live. Only body and soul belong to a person, nothing else.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    any senior position in KN should be given only to persons who can speak Kannada with full proficiency...

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  • Ruben pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Sanskrit is close to Devnagari and as such asking a Kannadiga to head this institution is counter productive. May qualified person be chosen.

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Devanagari script is used to write Samskritham and some other languages also are written in same script. But, pronunciation must be correct. Nowadays, it is seen, many scholars with good performance history in Samskritham are very poor in pronunciation. Many pronounce श-ष-स, व-व, प्र-प्प, क-ग, त-द and many such pair of alphbets without any difference. But Kannadigas pronounce these correctly. So, I think there is a base in the request made by seers to appoint a Kannadiga VC.

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  • Ruben pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    Mr. SN Bhat, I respect your views as your community has been upholding this language in South India for centuries. But, to logically think that Sanskrit, a language of north India will be correctly pronounced by a Dravidian Kannada language expert. I fail to understand how the inventors of this language pronounced it wrong in the first place.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    We are already fed up with North Indians ...

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  • Omar, Mysore

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Also it’s better to get from DK region, give the situation of language and film industry, only people of DK can instill required growth, creativity and innovation.

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  • Jagga, Kawdoor, Gundadyak Post, Karkala

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Sanskrit is spoken language of Dev...Devtas. People all around the world somewhat associated with sanskrit in there languages..will find similarity.

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  • Jagga, Kawdoor, Gundadyak Post, Karkala

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Sanskrit is mother of all languages should made compulsory in govt owned schools in initial stage.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Jagga Kawdoor ,karkala,I agree that to appoint only DK .people to appoint to Sanskrit UNIV.But let this to make compulsory in Govt schools out.Children are already having a heavy load of lessons in schools.Now with compulsory in school ,where may be no proper teachers ,no books at right time will make only chaos.step by step.Not everyone likes this language and hard .Let them first finish and learn in this hard times what begonnen.One should also think if any prospects there with compuslory Sanskrit in school?

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Buddy which is the father of all languages?

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