Opinion: D. C. Nath (President, Patriot’s Forum) – Sanskrit Again

DC Nath SmallPresident of Patriots Forum, D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). He is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence. More Bio on D. C. Nath…

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December 1, 2014
Dear Friends,


Subject: Sanskrit Again


Ever since we started talking on Sanskrit, we have a spurt of mails coming in support of learning Sanskrit-whether from schools or even in later stage in life. While we are struggling to respond to various kinds of related issues, we find a front page report in “The Indian Express” of date (December 1, 2014), with the title, “Congress Leader Joins Chorus: Make Sanskrit Must Till Class X” (attached)

Friends, it is worth reading this mail in full. Some basic portions from it are, however, reproduced below:


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Former Member of Parliament from Delhi Mahabal Mishra has said that Sanskrit should be taught as a mandatory subject at least till Class X.

Mishra, a patron of the Sanskrit Shikshak Sangh (SSS) — the group that took the language issue to court and prompted the HRD Ministry’s decision — held a meeting of the organisation on Sunday to “discuss the future strategy”.

As per details of the meeting, which were written down by SSS president D K Jha, Mishra congratulated the Sangh for “the victory of Sanskrit as a third language in the Delhi High Court while assuring full cooperation in the fight for the language”. According to the details, Mishra also said that if Sanskrit is not taught in schools in the country, “Indian culture will die out”.

When contacted, Mishra told The Indian Express that he would take up the matter in all relevant forums.

“Yes, as the sanrakshak (patron) of the SSS, I called for a meeting today where we discussed the future course of action to ensure Sanskrit is taught to children. Indian culture and tradition are empty without Sanskrit; it glues us all together. I believe the language should be made compulsory at least till Class X. How the government does it is up to them. I am not talking to any government or political party. I am talking as a citizen. I will raise the issue wherever and whenever I can at appropriate forums,” Mishra, who has been a patron for the past few years, said.


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Well, friends, we are aware a large chunk of educated gentry will sneer at such thoughts. The choice or privilege is theirs but we believe we will not be loosers in the game, especially in the long run.



Your sevak,

D.C. Nath

(Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)

Source: Patriot Forum

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