Ambedkar on Sanskrit: Only language to mitigate linguistic differences

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Ambedkar endorsed Sanskrit as Official Language of Indian Union

Ambedkar knew that to tie the entire nation in the form of linguistic unity, Sanskrit could only be eligible for official language.

Ambedkar knew that Sanskrit is the Himalaya of Indian languages. Indian languages ​​and dialects flow through Sanskrit. There will be no dispute in the name of adopting Sanskrit. Ambedkar proposed to keep Sanskrit as an official language of Indian Union.

In the Constituent Assembly, Bhimrao Ambedkar supported Sanskrit as a national language, although he believed that after the country’s independence, English could be retained as the official language of the country for at least 15 years. This is also because until Sanskrit is not entirely acceptable language. Ambedkar suggested to the Council of National Language constituted immediately after the independence of the country to make Sanskrit the official language of the Union of India. They were skeptical of the fact that free India could not be offered a chance of linguistic fights. There is no dispute concerning language in the country; therefore it is necessary that the choice of language as the language of the language, whose language-speaking person respects equal respect. Ambedkar knew that this possibility could be in Sanskrit only which is the mother of all Indian languages. Sanskrit is the Himalaya of Indian languages. In Sanskrit, Indian languages ​​and dialects flow through Sanskrit. He believed that there would be no dispute anywhere in the country in the name of Sanskrit. Therefore, when the debate on making any one of the whole Indian languages ​​as an official language, Ambedkar proposed to keep Sanskrit as an official language.

On September 11, 1949, a news report appeared in the newspaper ‘National Herald,’ ‘Ambedkar with Sanskrit.’ According to this news, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, Law Minister of India was among those who were advocating to make Sanskrit the official language of the Indian Union. In this proposal, he will be accompanied by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. B.V. Nasiruddin Ahmad, MP from Keskar and Bengal was also there.

On Baba Saheb Ambedkar, when asked about this question, he told the PTI correspondent, “Why? What is the fault in Sanskrit? ‘ Ambedkar said that the Legislative Council would also consider this amendment while considering the official language. In addition to Ambedkar, in addition to Ambedkar, Pandit Laxmikant Mitra (Bengal), T. T. There were 15 people, including Krishnamachari (Madras). The names are – G.S. Guha (Tripura-Manipur), CM Poonch (Kashi), V. Ramayya (Pudukottah), V.I. Muniswamy Pillai (Madras), Kallur Subbarao (Madras), V.C. Keshav Rao (Madras), D. Govind Das (Madras), P. Subbarao (Madras), V. Subramanyam (Madras), Smt. Durga Bai (Madras) and Smt. Dyakshayani Velayudhan (Madras).

 


 

National Herald | Ambedkar Sponsoring Sanskrit As Official Language.

Babasaheb’s plan to implement Sanskrit as language of Union

Ambedkar had 3 points in the proposal which was entrusted to the Jawaharlal Nehru government. The first was Sanskrit should be the language of the Indian Union. The second proposal was that for the first 15 years of independence, English could be used as an official language, but Sanskrit should be used as its parallel official language. After 15 years, Sanskrit has been made the official language of the Union. The Parliament should be made the law of taking English to work for only 15 years; it was the third point of the proposal.

Ambedkar’s suggestion was for the amendment of that proposal, in which the National Language System Council had given its three proposals to the government in August 1949. In his proposals, the Council had decided that Hindi should be distinguished in place of English, which does not take more than ten years. Different territories of the Indian Union will be free to use their regional languages. However, the teaching of 2 Indian languages ​​in the teaching method of these provinces will be necessary. The Council also decides that the Indian Union should use Sanskrit in the places of ideal sentences, titles, and as a Motto.

It is a little-known fact that Ambedkar expressed his intention to form a ‘Sanskrit Commission’ to better understands the situation of traditional Sanskrit teaching in front of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Its magnitude came in 1956 when the first Sanskrit Commission was formed; whose President was a well-known philanthropist, Dr. Sunutikumar Chatarji.

Sanskrit to correct the distorted History

It is also a historical fact that Ambedkar had studied all the Sanskrit texts upstream. Based on this study he had a notion. Based on this assumption, Ambedkar concluded a conclusion. This conclusion was the result of a long study that the Aryans did not come from anywhere in India. Both Arya and Dravid are the original descendants of India. It was also believed by Maharishi Arvind, Swami Vivekananda, and Dayanand Saraswati. Ambedkar wanted to break these misconceptions. For this, he considered it necessary that the people of India compulsorily write Sanskrit- Read When people understand Sanskrit, many disorders will be broken. It is pleasantly surprising that Ambedkar’s dream is still waiting to be completed today.

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