Any way to reach out to them ? Are they on sa-wiki list ? *Times of India : "Sanskrit makes a comeback, thanks to Wikipedia community" * http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/Sanskrit-makes-a-comeback-thanks-to-Wikipedia-community/articleshow/12012312.cms
*Acclaimed author and linguist Umberto Eco once compared languages to biological creatures. A language, he said, follows an organic lifespan - it is born, it grows old, and it passes away. If the analogy holds, then Sanskrit, one of the most ancient of tongues which originated in India, seems to be living the last of its grizzled and decrepit years. There has been talk of declaring it a dead language, and some believe that it is only a matter of time before this language too goes the way of ancient Greek and Latin. But this is likely only if the labour and constant endeavours of the Sanskrit community - a body comprising scholars and students of the language present in Gurgaon and other parts of the country - fail to bear fruit. Dr Shreyansh Dwivedi is part of the department of Sanskrit in SCERT, Gurgaon. According to him, contrary to popular notions, Sanskrit is most alive today than it has ever been. "The trouble is that most people do not realize how much is happening in this field," he said. Attempts have been made to help the language evolve to modern standards. Haryana Sanskrit Academy is about to a launch a Sanskrit grammar software for the students of the language. A full-fledged Sanskrit Wikipedia is online, where scholars like Dwivedi and his colleagues are regular contributors. And in Gurgaon, preparations for a new seminar and workshop for the young are under way. "There is no other language, which is being supported so thoroughly and comprehensively, not just in Gurgaon, but in other parts of the country too," said Dwivedi. He added that even those who are teaching Sanskrit in schools and colleges have little idea about how vibrant this sphere is with activity. According to officials of the Haryana Sanskrit Academy, young students are more than willing to go for language degrees in Sanskrit. "Earlier this month the Delhi Sanskrit Academy held a one-day workshop, where hundreds of young people turned up. It's only a matter of making the language accessible, and Sanskrit will find many takers within no time," said an official of the academy. * Regards Tinu Cherian pr...@wikimedia.in http://wiki.wikimedia.in/In_the_news Important Note : Non-commercial reproduction for informative purposes only. The publisher ( Times of India ) of the above news article owns the copyrights of the article / content. All copyrights are duly acknowledged.
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