National Seminar on Children’s Literature in Sanskrit at SCSVMV, Kanchipuram

A deemed university stands at the heritage city of Kanchipuram for last 25 years in the name of Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya, commonly known as SCSVMV. The Dept. of Sanskrit & Indian Culture of this university continues to strive hard in the propagation of Sanskrit language and fields related to it with the help various other institutions. The department had organized a national level seminar on Children’s Literature in Sanskrit in association with Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC) of Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry from 4th to 6th April, 2018. The seminar is meant as second in its type in the whole nation.

Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of SCSVMV, Prof.V.S.Vishnu Potty presided over the function and Prof. S.Ramatanam, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of Jagadguru Kripalu University, Cuttack, Odisha was the chief guest for the occasion. Prof.G.Srinivasu, Registrar of SCSVMV, Prof. S.Ramakrishna Pisipaty, Dean, Faculty of Sanskrit & Indian Culture, Dr. Sampadananda Mishra, Director, SAFIC and Dr. Debajyoti Jena, Head Dept. of Sanskrit & Indian Culture were among the dignitaries to share the dais. Dr. Debajyoti Jena welcomed the gathering. The chief guest presented his view on Musical Literature for Children in Sanskrit. Prof.V.S.Vishnu Potty and all other dignitaries conveyed their wishes and blessings to the seminar committee.

Proceeding of the seminar papers was also released during the inauguration. An animated movie in Sanskrit entitled ‘Sri Ganesha’ was also released. The movie is produced by Bala Sahitya Parishad of SAFIC and said to be the longest ever animated movie in Sanskrit. The animated movie wasscreened on 5th April 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

The aim of the seminar is to find out new ideas to encourage the learning of Sanskrit language and fields related to it among the children. Nearly forty research papers will be presented during the national seminar and more than 100 scholars will participate in it. Scholars from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Rajasthan, Maharasthra, Gujrat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Pondicherry, Tamilnaduand other parts of India arrived here to attend the seminar.

The valedictory of the seminar was held on 6th April 2018. The function was presided over by Prof. Narayan Jee Jha, senior professor of the department.Prof.G.S.R.Krishnamurthy, Professor, R S Vidyapeeth, Tirupaty and former registrar of SV Vedic University, Tirupatywas the Chief Guest for the ocassion. A research journal of the department entitled'Vijnana Jhari' was also released during the program.

Dr. Debajyoti Jena, Head, Dept. of Sanskrit & Indian Culture was the coordinator of the national seminar.