Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Will HRD Minister Revive Sanskrit?

Sanskrit is the oldest language in the world. When the art of speech was not invented and no language was spoken, Sanskrit was its high peak of development and it had its literature par excellence i.e. Rigveda. That is the reason it has been recognized by the UNESCO as one of the World Heritage. It is beyond debate that almost all Indian languages born out of Sanskrit except the languages spoken in the South. However, those South Indian Languages are also indebted to Sanskrit as Sanskrit made their vocabulary rich and facilitated for their enrichment in many ways. Even the Linguists and Philologists affirm that Sanskrit is the oldest language and they maintain that some of the foreign languages might have been originated from Sanskrit and the others were facilitated. Sanskrit has a great history, heritage and culture besides a wonderful grammar - the world ever exposed to. The Paninian Grammar has been applauded even by the Computer Scientists those who work on Artificial Intelligence. John Buckus in 1969 authored an Artificial Language for the computers. The Computer Scientists say and recognize that Paninian Grammar has been written in such a systematic language that equals the Programming Language of computers authored by John Buckus of the modern days. As a result many programmes on Sanskrit Grammar have been developed by various institutions such as IIT, Kanpur, IIIT, Hyderabad, JNU, New Delhi, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, and of course with the encouragement and support of the Department of Electronics under Government of India. Sanskrit is being taught as a compulsory language in many States of India and as optional language in other states. Every state offers Sanskrit either as compulsory or optional language except Tamil Nadu and some North Eastern States. The increasing number of Sanskrit Universities established by the State Governments shows the prominence of the language. At present there are 12 Sanskrit Universities established by various State Governments and 3 Deemed to be Universities under Union Government. Even, one of the NE States, Assam has established a Sanskrit University 5 years back. Further opening of the Campus at Agartala in Tripura by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan shows explicitly the growing importance of Sanskrit and its acceptability among the people. And Rajasthan is the first State to have a Cabinet Minister for Sanskrit Education and Uttara Khand is the first State to declare Sanskrit as the Second Official Language of the State. Increasing prominence of the language shows the parallel growth in the interest of the public.

In addition to this formal  system of learning of Sanskrit, it is being taught in a Gurukula system and such Gurukulas are plenty in numbers spreading all over the Nation. They adopt the oral teaching method which stood as a foolproof system in teaching Shastras since the time immemorial. Moreover, the language is being used by Pandits from Himalayas to Kanyakumari to perform all Rituals (Samskaras) from Impregnation (Garbhadhana) to Funeral. It is the language used by Priests (Pujaris) all over India to perform worships (Pujas) and prayers (Archanas) of the Deity. In this way Sanskrit unites India to the extent beyond its identity as a language. This is the language in which the first literature of the world available. This provides slogans and mottos to the institutions and organizations such as Satyameva Jayate, Aharnisham Sevaamahe. These small pieces of captions convey the intended meaning in one word or phrase for which generally a number of words are required in other languages. For instance, if we take the word Achaaryavaan in Sanskrit, the meaning of this word cannot be conveyed in other languages in a single word.  One has to go for a sentence or combination of words to convey the right meaning of the word such as in English one has to use ‘one who got the teacher’ to convey the meaning of the word. Eventually, the spiritual and ethical literature abundantly available in Sanskrit makes everyone to run after it. Everybody feels that Sanskrit is the language of the Soul in which piece of mind, spiritual satisfaction, philosophical ideas, ways of good and healthy life etc., are profusely available.  These exceptional characters of this language augment its importance in society, in the field Linguistics, Philology, Philosophy, literature etc., and in an individual. Though there are scientific, technological, astronomical, geological and other principles and concepts, those are not quoted here as they may require verification in terms of modern faculties.

When Murali Manoihar Joshi was the Union Minister of HRD, he made a provision for appointing one Sanskrit scholar in the IITs to explore the potential of Sanskrit. He also introduced through the UGC a PG course in Jyotirvijnan almost in all the Universities besides establishing Spoken Sanskrit Centres through formal education set up. These steps were taken keeping in view the importance of the language. However, after some time the down fall of Sanskrit started where hitherto compulsory language Sanskrit was made optional language in Kendriya Vidyalayas and in Novodaya Vidyalayas there is no place in the curriculum for Sanskrit at all. How an Indian could get the glimpse of our culture, heritage and even history without studying Sanskrit? Whereas the NRIs are in large numbers admit their children in institutions in India and make them to learn Sanskrit. The biblical Hebrew was made the State language when there were only a few Hebrew speakers in the whole Israel. Now in Israel everybody speaks Hebrew. This impossible and unimaginable thing realized by the serious and sincere State efforts with the cooperation of the public. Only objection leveled against Sanskrit is that it is the language of the elite and the down trodden people were prevented from learning the language. In the changed context, in a democratic environment and when the Union and the State Governments adopted RTE policy, no one could prevent anybody from learning the language and could keep the language among the elite only.   

Keeping all these in view, this is high time that the present HRD Minister initiate Sanskrit promotional programmes on persuasive and rapid phase.



Sanskrit Deserves Independent TV Channel

Indian Constitution in its 8th Schedule under languages recognized 22 languages as Official Languages. Each language in 8th schedule has their Native State where the particular language is spoken as Mother Tongue. Sanskrit is one of the languages recognized as Official Language though the language does not have any particular State where it is spoken as MT.  However, Sanskrit has a significant place in each State and each language has a connection with Sanskrit. Almost all the languages recognized under schedule 8 have their independent language TV channel. Moreover, they have their own Educational TV channels also. But, Sanskrit does not have a separate TV channel though it deserves to have one. Why should Sanskrit have a separate and committed TV channel? What is the size of population to be benefited by this effort? Is it necessary to have a TV channel for Sanskrit? These are the questions to be answered convincingly. India has population of 120 crores. Out of this population TV viewers could approximately be 70 crores. Among this population above adolescents and below the age of 30 would be 20 crores. Rest of the population would be above the age group of above 30. If we suppose that 5% of this population would view Sanskrit TV programmes, and 3% of adolescents and below 30 age group views, then the figure comes about 3.1 crores. This figure is arrived at taking minimum possibility of Sanskrit channel viewers in to account. If we calculate on the maximum possibility, there would be a steep increase in this figure. How did this figure arrive at? Except Tamilnadu and the NES, almost all the states offer Sanskrit either as a compulsory or as optional language in their school curriculum. Some States offer Sanskrit as composite curriculum with other languages such as Andhra Pradesh. This way approximately the secondary and senior secondary school going population of India would be 3.05 crores. Out of this, if we calculate on the minimum possibility of the population who opted Sanskrit either as compulsory or optional language, then this figure would be 25 lacs. If we take into account the population of Higher Education, out of 2 crores population of HE, the minimum possibility of Sanskrit learners would be 1 to 3 lacs. In addition to this, there are Traditional Sanskrit Pathashalas, Gurukulas, Sanskrit Colleges spread all over India. Further, there are 15 Sanskrit Universities established in India. In Rajasthan alone every year about 23000 students appear in traditional Sanskrit Annual Exam of Rajasthan Sanskrit University, where at secondary level almost 2 lacs students opt Sanskrit and in traditional stream about 60000 students study Shastras. Furthermore, the Sanskrit knowing elders or the Sanskrit lovers and those who are interested in Sanskrit literature in general and religious literature in particular such as Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavadgeeta etc., would constitute a figure of 3.1 crore arrived at earlier. Of course, there is population of intellectuals who serve in various fields such as Science, Management, and Technology etc., also contribute to this population of Sanskrit viewers though that would be less in number, yet this bears immense importance as this is the serious population that approaches Sanskrit as a language of origin for various modern theories and principles.

At present DD National telecast a Five Minutes News Bulletin every day and DD Jnan Darshan telecasts 2 hours programme of Sanskrit every day that too the second one hour being the repetition of the earlier one hour. The UGC has started an ambitious plan of making available all the curriculum contents of Higher Education through a TV channel. MHRD, Govt. of India has initiated a major project of making available the good teaching to every students of HE in audio-video form. The School Education wing also began a programme known as Sakshat wherein all the subjects and languages would be made available on the NET. These programmes include Sanskrit Language and Literature also for the indented HE and Secondary Education population of Sanskrit learning. If the States of Goa and Jammu and Kashmir with a population of just 16 lacs and 1.5 crores respectively can have a TV channel in India, why not a separate TV channel for Sanskrit, which has probable viewers of 3.1 crores. Further, Sanskrit TV channel would also cater to the need of more than 250 foreign Universities and institutions wherein Sanskrit is taught as a language and Indology source including the famous Universities of Stanford, Oxford and Pennsylvania.

Further the language, contents and the hidden treasure available in Sanskrit facilitate scientific, technological and humanities research and augment their pace. The TV channel will also cater to the need of the religious population without the knowledge of Sanskrit and an opportunity to enjoy the original sources. The channel will help to understand religious rites in a proper manner. The channel if organized and coordinated in a proper way would minimize the fake religious claims and dogmas. This will also help Yoga learning in a right way with the help of original resources so that the improper business of selling Yoga as a commodity could be checked and to adopt real Yoga as a life style. The field of Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics would be facilitated by this channel. Sanskrit language had many Grammarians who actually contributed for the development of Linguistics such as Patanjali and Bhartrihari. Their principles of Linguistics are appreciated by the contemporary international Linguists like Noam Chomsky, George Carodona and others. This way this channel would be very helpful for Indian as well as global population for the reasons that it would
  1. Cater to the need of Sanskrit learners.
  2. Facilitate the general public to enjoy the original readings in Sanskrit
  3. Help to inculcate morality
  4. Be useful in differentiating and understanding dogmas and blind beliefs
  5. Augment the research in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics
  6. Help in understanding scientific and technological principles
  7. Help to analyze the theories of Humanities and compare them with the modern theories
  8. Help to learn Sanskrit language through spoken Sanskrit courses telecast
  9. Help in understanding Human Rites (Manava Samskaras) from Impregnation to Funeral
  10. Facilitate the development of regional languages and some foreign languages such as Thai
  11. Help to promote the vocabulary of regional languages
  12. Help in finding appropriate terminology in Hindi and other regional languages
  13. Promote the art of translation
  14. Be of great help in protecting our culture, heritage and history

These are only illustrative benefits of Sanskrit TV channel. In 1956-57 the first Sanskrit Commission constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr.Suniti Kumar Chatterjee made a series of recommendations for the promotion of Sanskrit. However, the later Governments did not implement those recommendations in total. In this circumstance, a Second Sanskrit Commission has been constituted by the previous Government under the Chairmanship of Jnanapeetha Recipient Prof.Satyavrat Shastri, which is yet to swing into action. Let the Commission do its job, but the Union Government without waiting for the recommendations of the Commission, launch a new, dedicated, committed, sincere and serious independent TV channel for Sanskrit. Let us hope that this wish of Indian and global population would be met soon.



No more, worse publicity for Dhoti?
The recent incident of preventing a Judge from entering the Tamilnadu Cricket Association Club at Chennai as he wore Dhoti shocked the Indians who respect the tradition and dress of India. A sitting judge of the Madras High Court, Justice D.Hariparanthaman went to attend a book release function organized by the TN Cricket Association Club and was prevented from entering the club quoting the reason that he is wearing Dhoti and as per the Club rules only persons with pant and suit would be permitted. Along with him two other advocates R.Gandhi and G.R.Swaminathan both practicing at Channai and Madurai High Courts were also denied entry. Though the Judge told the person who was at the gate that he should not be prevented as he was invited by the members of the Club saying the dress code should not be imposed on the guests who turn out for the function. The more irony is the function was organized by a former Chief Justice of the High Court, the book was released by a former Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court and the first copy was received by a former Chief Justice of HP High Court.  This is not a rare incident occurred in the world. In the 80s former Supreme Court Judge V.R.Krishna Iyer was also denied entry in the Gymkhana Club, Chennai as he was wearing Dhoti. When he was prevented, even after disclosure of his identity, he recorded his anger in the Guest Book. In USA also a night club in Minnesota posted a dress code. The attire the club advised it members not to wear was tacitly targeted to prevent the Blacks from entering the club. Here, the case is different as the club proposed a not wear dress code for its members instead of routine what to wear attire. This instigated the blacks to protest against the prevented dress code as this targeted against Blacks. Last year on 3rd August 2013, in Dubai Metro an Indian was prevented from entering a local train as he was wearing Dhoti which given rise to a controversy. However, later an official of the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai, Ramadan Abdullah clarified that the RTA of Dubai has not prescribed any dress code and urged the victim to lodge a complaint against the incident so that the RTA could take necessary action in this regard. However, these stray incidents take place here and there and they serve as worse publicity for Indian attire.

Whenever, the Indian traditional dress was denied its place, we all raise and echo our voice together against such incidents. It is quite right. Our emotional voice is to be honoured. But at the same time how far we guard our tradition of wearing traditional dress? Wearing a dress is a personal matter and comfort and one cannot be compelled to wear this and that dress. Do we compromise this personal comfort in our life? Of course, the European taught us to wear pants and suits. We followed it and still we follow the same as it is comfortable. If the case is so why should we become agitated if a club or association prevents us for not wearing certain pattern of dress? After all we have compromised many things in our life including the dress habit.

This does not mean that we never protest against dress code. In our day-to-day life we compromised for our grown up children to wear miniskirts and half shirts with neck tie for going to school. We wish that child gets admission in a particular school and we are ready to follow any rule though how non-sense they are, for the sake of getting our child admitted in that particular school and we even prefer such schools that impose such non-sense dress code on our child than to a school that prescribes Indian Traditional Dress Code. Further, we prepared to wear pants of certain colour say it a cocky or blue, for the sake of getting service in an organization or factory. Even our people are prepared to change their dressing pattern for the sake of money and facilities to be received from the missionaries of any religion. If this is the case, why are we very much worried about the denial of a person on the basis of dress code from entering into a particular place?

This is because; we are unconsciously controlled by the National habits. Each Nation has its own tradition and way of expressing emotions. In a single State there are persons of different emotions at the same situation, some are polite, others are rude, and few are moderate in nature according to the so-called quality of water and Earth. This is the case with India also. Each person is proud of his culture and heritage of the part he belongs. We Indian become emotional if something adverse happens to our tradition. We do compromise our tradition knowingly and on compulsion. But one cannot impose conditions on us showing big-brotherness. We compromised to wear even unsuitable uniform consciously. If we become a member of a club accepting all the conditions of the club then we have to follow the rules and regulations including dress code of that particular club. But if we are invited as the Guests in that club we are not supposed to follow the rules or the dress code of that club. The club should also think over this aspect and treat the invited non-members with dignity and honour. If we are employed in a foreign country accepting its immigration laws enforced there, it is binding on our part to follow the rules of that country. But if we are invited by a foreign country, we are not bound to follow the laws of that country. This is the difference between the members and invitees. The same thing happened in the case of TN Cricket Association Club that the club should not have insisted the dress code for the invited guests who are not members of that club. Another argument in this case is, that the obsolete rules prescribing dress code which was prevalent in English period should not be followed blindly even after their exit. A tiny Nation Bhutan follows strictly its traditional attire whenever the diplomats visit other countries. This sort of decisiveness is required in us. If we are determined in our perception and behavior, nobody can prevent us from expressing our National thought or wearing traditional attire. First we must feel proud on our tradition, culture and heritage, rest is assured undemanding.       



Accepting Hindi as National Language

Every Nation has its own communication language. No controversy has erupted in any Nation on language, because of solitary existence of a particular language. However, in India it is a long time controversy on Official, National and Link language. If we have a look at Ancient Indian History, one can safely conclude without any controversy that Sanskrit was the Link language among the Kingdoms in India. However, this status seemed changed in the later years. The change in the status of a Link language was the co-happening of the Rulers. As such the Link language was coterminous with a particular ruler of a region. This was the reason that sometime Sanskrit, other time Pali and sometime Prakrit languages dominated and became Link language as per the choice of the Ruler. To be more explicit, the Rulers who followed Jainism or Buddhism adopted Pali or Prakrit as their Link language, whereas the followers of Sanatana Dharma i.e. Shaiva, Vaishnava, Shakta, Ganapatya and Saura traditions of worship preferred Sanskrit, though they promoted other languages also. Thus, this language controversy is not new to India, but a dead old issue of our country. When India became independent, the leaders were in a dilemma on the issue which language was to be made the communication language of India. Later, when the opinion poll was conducted, the then President of India cast his vote in favour of Hindi, why and how he cast his vote in four of Hindi is a different story, from then onwards Hindi became the communication language of India. Now, Hindi is widely spoken by the most of the people and understood almost by every Indian, thanks to motion films and various media. This circumstance led the Government to make Hindi as Official Language of the Nation. Here it is to be noted that Hindi is recognized only as Official Language and not as National language by the Constitution. The leaders of yesteryears made a provision that as long as Hindi is accepted by all the States or people of India, English will continue to be the communication as well official language of India. Over 65 attentive and conscientious years of democracy has lapsed, still we adopt English as our communication language. This cannot be digested by any Nationalist. Hence, it is time to wind up English once for all and think of a viable, practicable and acceptable alternative. As this is a sensitive issue as far as the Indian States are concerned, one cannot take a hasty decision and impose a language on the federal States. Moreover, language is interconnected with the culture of the people and represents their Heritage. As it touches the Heart, and makes a human emotional and violent, if anything adverse happened to his language on which human has developed his attachment as if an attachment with a baby or mother.
However, these arguments on a language are true as far as human-links with the language, but it should not be the same with the foreign language - English that is an alien instrument brought by the business class later imposed by the British rulers in India. In that case, we Indians must have the same soft-corner and respect towards all the foreign languages that were imposed by British, French, and Dutch etc., which dominated India in whatever way and whatever proportion of area they ruled. As rulers they imposed English and other languages on us and made us to feel that Education could only be possible through their language. This sort of psychic imposing yielded them the result they desired. Among them, the British succeeded in imposing English on us by affecting cognitive, affective and psycho-motor domains of the mass psyche of India. We also behaved as they wished as if we were hypnotized. As long as they ruled India, there was no issue on language, as the official language English was inescapably imposed on us. We were, due to more conscious about our subordination or our attitude towards the British could not raise the language issue and kept quite till independence. But when India became independent, we started our quarrel and clashed against one language or the other. There was no forcing implement or imposing fearlessness among our leaders or rulers that made us to raise our voice against or for a language. The leaders thought in anticipation of resistance or a strong and persistent struggle on the language of communication, unanimously decided on behalf of Indian people the continuance of English as Link language till all the States accept Hindi and Hindi become capable of being the Link language. This wrong decision taken at that time complicated the issue further and made it to be the strong political weapon in the hands of the language fanatics and politicians. The States like Tamilnadu, Paschim Bengal, North Eastern States and Jammu & Kashmir etc., resisted the decision. It is true to some extent, in Jammu & Kashmir the local languages Dogri , Kashmiri and dialects are almost at the verge of extinction because of the domination and over-croaching nature of Hindi. Of course, beyond doubt the language Urdu also contributed to this factor. The people of Tamilnadu also fear that accepting a National language other than English will make Tamil wiped out or extinct. Of course, the politicians make the issue more complicated and inject the feeling of hatred against Hindi in them. Just as repeatedly told lie makes one to believe, if the politicians talk about and against a common Indian Link language, the people are forced to believe and a sizable population come to streets and agitate.  This attitude prevents the Union Government from taking any decision on this issue. Of course, the decision on a Link language had to be taken at the time of independence or at the time of passing the Indian Constitution, in which our leaders of yesteryears utterly failed. As a result this is being confronted by us. In Tamilnadu, during Anti-Hindi agitation several youngsters sacrificed their lives. Though in other States, this kind of agitation never took place, the extremity of Anti-Hindi mood could well be perceived.
At thia crucial juncture, what the Union Government could do is not to trigger the feeling of the people or even the politicians of the Non-Hindi speaking States and make them start an Anti-Hindi movement afresh. At the same time, the Government that means the persons who hold the position of governing, particularly the Ministers should mind their language and do not make such statements which provoke the people. Even one life goes on this issue that would harm smooth governing. The Union Government should approach in a polite and slow phase without hurting the feeling of the people, till the people of all the States voluntarily accept Hindi as Link language, till then the existing arrangement be continued. Another solution to this issue is giving a serious thought of making Sanskrit as Link language which would not face that much resistance among the most of the States except Tamilnadu that could be tackled in a phased manner and convincingly. As Sanskrit being the language of not any particular State and being used from Himalayas to Kanyakumari in performing all rituals, as such being a neutral and common language, it deserves the status of Link language and could be easily adopted by the Union Government with lesser efforts and with less opposition and resistance.


யஜ்ஞவராஹ நவமணிமாலை

நவபதியங்கு புகழ் படைத்தன​
பழமிகுபள்ளி யொளிப்பெறுத்தன
பெருமிதமங்கு பூரித்துயர்ந்தன​
அமுதகுலத்து மணித்துளிர்த்தன​
தருமமதக்குலத் துயரொழிந்தன​
அமுதநரன் மறைத் தழைத்துகுந்தன​
மனிதகுலம் பெரு பூரிப்படைந்தன​
அணிமுனிவன் சீர்பரவத் துடித்தன
பிறவிடத்திருந்த​ கோள் சீர்புகொண்டன​
மறையுடைத் தகம்தனில் பண்புகொண்டன​
விண்ணுடைத் தறம்பெரு மேன்புகொண்டன​
வைணவமதப் பொருள் கண்டுகொண்டன​
கருமைவிண்கணம் கடல் தவிர்த்தன​
பெருமைசீர்குலம் மடல் விரித்தன​
தூய்மை கணலது சுடர் பொரிந்தன​
வாய்மைவிப்பிரன் பிறவி கண்டதும் ​ (1)

மயரும்தளரு மளவில்வித்துவத்தைக்கொண்டுதித்தனை
வடிவுகரு மைகொண்டுதித்து வயிறதைப் பொரித்தனை
பிறவிமறை யுருவில்நின்று பன்மை தந்தளித்தனை
அமுதனாரின் மடியமர்ந்து மகரம் கற்றுயர்ந்தனை
தாத்தகுலம் சீர்மையுற​ நடைமை கற்றுதேர்ந்தனை
சிறுவயதில் கற்று ஓதி அத்திரியும் சேர்ந்தனை
நாவில் சொல்லுதித்த​ முதல் மூவெழுத்து பழகினை
இதறநாம சொல்லறியா வீரமாய் யிருந்தனை
தேசிகனார் வழியில் நின்று தேசிகமும் பேசினை
உயர் இலட்சுமணார் மார்க்கமதில் வைணவமும் பேசினை
பிரம்மவொளி யிச்சையுற்று வித்தை பயின்றுயர்ந்தனை
வேள்விமுனி யிச்சையதை வேதம் காத்து போற்றினை
வீரமனுவின் சொற்படியே யாசிரமும் காத்தனை
விளையும் பயிற்முலையில் தெரிய​ வித்துவமும் காட்டினை
பரந்தமுகக் குரலுடைத்த​ வேதியனாய் யறிந்தனை
தருமமென​ பெயருடுத்த வேள்வியின் வராகனே (2)

மறையளந்த​ வழியில்நின்று வைணவத்தைப் போற்றினாய்
கரையளந்த​ மண்ணவர்பால் கருணை கொண்டு பேசினாய்
நவமணியாம் தமிழொழுகி நவநவமாய் ஓதினாய்
அருள் கொடுத்த​ தைரியத்தில் வேண்ட​ வேண்டி வேள்வியனே. (3)

முன்வாதம்புரியவல்லா வேள்விவாராகனார்
அறிதியிட்டு வைணவமும் பேசுவனார்
மறைப்பாட்டொழிகி தினம் காலம்போக்கி
கூடிக்குளிர்ந்து மகிழ்வர் வேள்வியரே. (4)

ஏழுலகி லரியவென்ற ளந்தாய்
தத்துமொன்று முறையாகப்
பேசுவன் உயர்பொருளைக் காண்பானே
நாளும் பொழுதும் மூவெழுத்தால்
நாமம் நாராயணன் பேசி
பொருளும் தெளிந்த நன்விப்பிரனே
மறையின் உருவாய் வந்தவனே (5)

இராமனுசன் தந்ததொரு​ வழியின் பேற்றை
மதியல்லார் பேசுவதை கண்டு வஞ்சி
தேசிகனார் கண்டவழி தெளியத் தேர்ந்த
வேதியனே காவலனாய் வென்றவேந்தே
அஞ்சாத​ நெஞ்சாழமடையப் பேசி
திருவாழ்வன் மெய்யெனவே பற்றிவாழும்
வேதியனே யருள்தருவாய் வேள்வியா யுன்
மறையோது மொழியழகு மறவாதோரே. (6)

மறையுமுயிருமாய் வேள்விகையுமாய்
தருமமும்நன் நடையுங்கொண்ட
அச்சனே விண்ணோர் மெச்சனே மண்ணோர்-
குருவே நின்தாள்பணிந்தோம்
மெய்யும் வாயுமாய் வாய்மை காத்தவனே
நாவலர் பள்ளியை சார்ந்து
வளமே வென்றென்றுங் கண்டுநின் பால்
லிருந்தேநா முனது வடியோரே (7)

மென்சொலாவு பாவை வாழு கீழநீர்மை குன்னமே
வரையறுத்து வளியொழித்த வந்தண குலத்திலே
பாக்கங்கொண்ட​ கேள்வி பெற்ற​ வந்தணப் புதல்வனாம்
பேரறிந்து கேள்வியுற்று யர்ந்த​ கன்னி வல்லியின்
மென்சொலாலே பேசிபேசி வீசபாசம் வந்தன்மால்
கைத்தளத்தை பற்றி யேழுவடிகள் நின்ற​ நாயகா
தஞ்சம் மஞ்ச கொஞ்ச​ வந்தபாவை கண்ட​ வேதியா
அக்கினிக்கு சரியைசெய்த​ விண்ணவர்க்கு வினியனே (8)

விருத்தம் கொடுத்ததும் மீதிந்தமக்களின் மேன்மதியால்
தருக்கம்வல்துறைப் பேசிப்பழிகியபின் கன்னியரை
பொருத்தமனிதர்பால் சேர்மையுற​ நின்றவேதிய​, உன்
வருத்தந் தீர்ந்ததுவால் மேன்மை கண்ட​ பண்பொருளே. (9)

கண்டதும் சீர்சென்னை தடமமர்ந்து வேதப்
பண்பாடியசொல் லதனால் குடும்பமேத்தி
மண்கமழ மானகமாய்பல வும்பேசி
தண்தமிழும் மனக்கினியவை பெரியப் பேச்சும்
கண்டு வருள் ளப்பாவை முன்னை சேர
பின்ன​ வாசானி னடியணையுஞ்சேரவாழ்ந்தாய்
இண்டைமுறை செழிய​ வாய்மொழி பாவொண்று
இமையார்பதியன் தந்த​ நவமணிமாலைத் தானே (10)

ஜம்முநகர்வாழ் திருவயிந்தை ஈச்சம்பாடி
இராமானுசதேவநாதன் செய்த​
யஜ்ஞவராஹநவமணிமாலை முற்றும்

The Western education system which we follow now does not suit our system of wisdom and knowledge. However, as this system prevailed in Bharat for centuries, this influenced our system of education.
I have not seen any scholar who mastered the Shastras having studied under4 western system of education in Bharat. But at the same time Shastras have been transferred to date by the Bharatian System of Education, which was time-tested and foolproof. Let me come to the point directly, what we have to do at this juncture of transit.
1.       First, we have to make an effort to study scientifically and prove that our system is superior to the present one. For this, we have to undertake a study observing the outcomes of both systems by adopting Experimental Study and show to the world that our system is superior.
2.       We must start Modern Gurukul based on ancient Bharatian Gurukul system to impart comprehensive education providing an opportunity for modern subjects.
3.       We can expand the scope of prevailing Gurukuls one that is run at Hariharpura, Koppa, Sringeri, Karnataka.
4.       We can think of creating entre of excellence in traditional Shastras with true spirit, which was thought of originally at Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati and strictly adhering to the plans and proposals and norms of the original proposal.
5.       We can fund or sponsor such system which is run under Parental System of Education i.e. a boy studies under his father or maternal uncle etc.
6.       We can create a sort of Gurukul Study under the prevailing system of education in IITs, IISc, IIIT, IIM etc., where3in the students will undertake their studies under a Professor (Guru) and proceed in his studies.
7.       A centre of Sanskrit and Science could be established to provide a platform for interaction among Sanskrit scholars and Scientists.
8.       In the same way Centres of Excellences in various fields could be established.
9.       Instead going for specialization in some subjects at Degree level and even at PG level, we can adopt a system of comprehensive education for general stream, as it was in vogue in ancient period.
10.   We must introduce a sort of increasing or inculcating appreciation capability of the learner.
11.   We must roll back to ancient system of mastering the Shastras/Subjects on texts and theories
12.   A system of foolproof evaluation that is based on open debate must form part of evaluation instead of adopting present wholly depended upon objective or subjective evaluation.
13.   The present system of preparing learners for the jobs should be discontinued and a system of understanding and thinking should be introduced, unless this is done the present would continue and no change is possible, as the present system is created by the British or Westerners for fulfilling their job needs.
14.   A sort of combining modern technology assisted education is to be imparted, in which I succeeded teaching Vakyapadiya THROUGH Computer Assisted Teaching and result was astonishingly positive.
15.   We must prepare a teaching community which is dedicated and teaching-oriented and learning-facilitated.
16.   I can on enumerating such things which I am experimenting partially and observed success, though not proved scientifically.
Let us not sitting idle and thinking over ways and means of success, instead start somewhere and get involved in the process that will lead us to success. After all being a human we learn through committing errors,  so that we do not commit errors of obstacles for success.