International Nepal-India Sanskrit Conference Strengthens Cultural Ties

Against the backdrop of rich cultural heritage shared between Nepal and India, some 80 Sanskrit scholars from both nations have convened in Kathmandu for the International Nepal-India Sanskrit Conference.

Organized jointly by the Policy Research Institute Nepal, Central Sanskrit University Delhi, and India Foundation, the conference aims to facilitate profound discussions on various aspects concerning the state of Sanskrit language and literature in Nepal and India.

Dr. Premraj Neupane, coordinator of the organizing committee, highlighted that the conference will feature research presentations in the presence of esteemed dignitaries including the vice-chancellors of Nepal Sanskrit University, Nepal, and Central Sanskrit University, India, along with representatives from other renowned universities and distinguished professors.

The agenda includes deliberations on how Sanskrit can embrace contemporary schools of thought, drawing from the expertise and insights of leading Sanskrit scholars from both Nepal and India.

Inaugurating the conference on Wednesday evening, Minister of Energy, Water Resources, and Irrigation, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, emphasized the pivotal role of Sanskrit in nurturing the enduring bond between Nepal and India. Minister Basnet underscored the importance of preserving and advancing the Sanskrit language, which embodies the collective identity, history, knowledge, and scientific legacy of both nations.

Highlighting the global reach of Sanskrit studies, the event revealed that the language is currently being studied in 254 universities across 40 countries worldwide.

The International Nepal-India Sanskrit Conference serves as a platform for fostering cultural exchange, academic collaboration, and mutual understanding between Nepal and India, reaffirming the deep-rooted cultural ties that unite the two nations.


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