8.1 Samskrit And India:
8.1.1 Dr. C. V. Raman (A Nobel Prize Winner Indian laureate)
"Sanskrit flows through our blood. It is only Sanskrit that can establish the unity of the country."
8.1.2 Saeed Naqvi (Journalist, Winner of Indian National Integration Award 2003)
"May be if Sanskrit had been designated the official language of the country, there would have been none of the rabid opposition to it as there is to Hindi, the country would have a unifying language and may be a national soul."
8.1.3 Jawaharlal Nehru (First prime minister of post British free India)
"If I was asked what is the greatest treasure which India possesses and what is her finest heritage, I would answer unhesitatingly - it is the Sanskrit language and literature and all that it contains"
8.1.4 Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ( 11th President of India, served during 2002-2007)
"Sanskrit has enriched our society from time immemorial"
8.2 What's Root Behind India's Current Problems?
Symptoms of India's Problems:
Few symptoms of India's current problems are...
- uneven distribution of resources
- worldwide anti-Indian powers
- inter state differences
- inter faith complexities
8.3 Deep Connection To Unity:
In one way or the other the symptoms are related to...
the lack of long sustainable common ground that individuals can agree upon, and be proud of, and be passionate about , as Indians.
In simple words, it is lack of unity as Indians.
Unity is a foundational principle on which the great nations are built.
8.4 What will Bring Unity ?
8.5 Self Esteem will Bring The Unity:
May it be an individual or a nation, self-esteem is crucial for survival, prosperity and happiness.
Further, for all great nations, 'self-esteem of individuals' is deeply interconnected with 'national pride'.
Factors which will strengthen
-'an individual self esteem' as well as
-'national pride' at the same time,
....will boost immensely to the unity of the nation.
This foundation of unity, will secure the bright future of a nation.
8.6 What Will Raise 'Indian Self Esteem' ?
India, Highly Privileged Nation:
India is a highly privileged nation, which has nectar ...it's cultural riches since time eternal. And Samskrit language embeds it securely.
"Sanskrit is the language of Indian inspiration. It is the language in which India's all past greatness, her rich thought, and her spiritual aspirations are enshrined. Samskrit has been the principal vehicle of our nation's aspirations and cultural traditions." - First President of post British free India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad
8.7 Foreign Invaders Broke The Link:
The foreign invaders continued to deprive Indian society from its rich source of self esteems for several centuries. However in recent century, the rejunuvating nation is starting to realize the this broken link.
Example, M.K. Gandhi
"I deeply regret that I was not able to acquire a thorough knowledge of the Sanskrit language. I have since realized that every Hindu boy and girl should possess sound Samskrit learning"
8.8 Samskrit And Glorious Future Of India
Samskrit is not just a language.
It is Samskriti.
'Samskrit is the soul of India, the symbol of its unity. Knowledge of Samskrit will bring Indians closer together as a nation. Learning Samskrit will help them gain immensely beneficial insights into their rich cultural, literary and scientific heritage. Samskrit will build the solid foundation which will guide India to a glorious future' as SamskritaBharati sees it.
When modern Indian mind resumes the timeless Samskrit song, times will not be far when dreams of glorious India will start to transform into reality.
8.10 Some References:
http://www.samskritabharati.org/ Samskrita Bharati
http://voiceofdharma.org/books/hhrmi/ Voice of dharma
http://www.himalayanacademy.com/ Himalayan Academy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMWostFwwJc Village with Samskrit
http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?239300 Sholkas after noon namaaz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU3eqP-nxu8 Indian History: part I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoPHVRP00rk Unesco Indian Heritage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arn9UV989jI&feature=related Timelss India
http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/feb/01kalam1.htm Kalam about Samskrit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6PR8lJZlSI&feature=related National Anthemn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK0--em-6b8&feature=related Land Everyone desires to see.