dated February 28, 1957: C.V. Raman and Sanskrit

The Sanskrit Commission, at its sittings in Bangalore, interviewed Dr. C.V. Raman, who expressed the view that the people were rooted in Sanskrit. “It was truly the national language. It was wrong to say that it was dead; it was very much alive and it embodies everything we call ours.” He could not imagine a day, Dr. Raman said, when they could give up English. The sooner they recognised this fact, the better it was. After English, came Sanskrit, in which was embodied all the culture of the country. No Indian could fail to be stirred by Sanskrit, an essential element in the education of every Indian. Everyone should be made to read, write and speak in Sanskrit.

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