Udupi, Karnataka, Mar 19 : Karnataka Minister for Home Dr V S Acharya today asserted that by passing the bill for the establishment of Sanskrit University the state government has fulfilled the aspirations of the people, the step which had already been delayed so long.
Speaking after inaugurating a two-day Udupi district Kannada Sahitya Sammelan here, he clarified there was no 'hidden agenda' behind the establishment of the Sanskrit University as alleged by the opposition parties. "In fact, Sanskrit Universities are already functioning in over 12 states." He said that on the contrary to the charges of the opposition that the move of ban on cow slaughting was targeted against the minority section, he reminded that such an Act was already existed in state of Jammu and Kashmir since last 31 year where minority section was in majority. He said that Sanskrit was the mother of all language and it was extensively used in most of the Indian and even foreign languages. Extensive research activities are taking place on Sanskrit language and literature in countries like Germany, Japan and United States. Because of the strength the Sanskrit language has, it was even used in computers, he said. Dr Acharya said that to give more stress on the Kannada activities in the state, the state government had decided to provide about Rs 200 crore to the Department of Kannada and Culture in the current year. (UNI)