Originally Posted by thozhar
ஜெயகாந்தன் அந்த சமயத்தில் பேசியது என்ன என்பது எனக்கு சரியாக நினைவில்லை. வட மொழியை அனைவரும் கற்க வேண்டும் என்று சொன்னதாக எனக்கு நினைவு. இணையத்தில் தேடியதிலும் அதுதான் கிடைத்தது.
"CHENNAI, Friday, Sep 02, 2005: Learning languages of other countries have been on vogue among the student community. With an aim to make the ancient Indian languages such as Sanskrit as popular as other languages amid the students, a Sanskrit week celebrations was organised by Samskrita Bharati at Meenakshi College.
Speakers at the `Samskrita Sandhya' celebration stressed the need to study Sanskrit to learn the roots of Indian culture. Drawing a comparison between Tamil and Sanskrit, Tamil writer Jayakanthan said Sanskrit had to be learnt to enrich Tamil and both the languages shared many common words. He also cited kings like Rajaraja Chola who propagated Sanskrit. Vaghul, chairman emeritus, ICICI, recalled his childhood when he familiarised himself with Sanskrit and wanted to learn the language. Scholars were acknowledged only when they learnt Sanskrit along with their local language, he added. Sanskrit's association with medicine and health was highlighted by Solomon Victor, director of the Heart Institute."