Sanskrit is the treasure of knowledge. There are five popular mahakavyas in Sanskrit literature namely, Raghuvamsham, Kumarsambhavam, Kirtarjuniyam, Shishupalvadham and Naishadhiyacharitam. Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU) took an initiative to take these makavyas to the masses by making audio-visual documentaries on each of these five mahakavyas, as major innovative project under the 12th plan of UGC Grant.
These five documanentaries were released by Union Minister for Human Resources Development Prakash Javadekar at Conference Hall, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi recently.
These five documentaries are made under the guidance of Project Directors Prof Shrinivas Varakhedi, VC, KKSU and Member of UGC and Prof Uma Vaidya, former VC, KKSU, Ramtek. It is co-ordinated by Project Coordinator Prof Vijayakumar C G, Dean, Faculty of Vedavidya.
Prof D. P. Singh, Chairman UGC, Project Directors Prof Shrinivas Varakhedi, Prof Uma Vaidya, Prof P N Shastri, V C, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, Prof Subramanyam Sharma, Registrar, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan New Delhi, Dr Shreyansha Dwivedi, VC, Valmiki Sanskrit University, Prof S. R. Bhat, Chairman ICPR, Kirankumar, ONGC (CSR), Laxmi Narsimhan, Sanskrit Promotion Foundation, Project Coordinator Prof Vijaykumar C G, Dean, Faculty of Vedavidya and Dr. Ramachandra Joshi Registrar and Finance Officer KKSU graced the occasion.
Mr Javadekar appreciated the innovative project on Sanskrit mahakavayas, in the form of audio visual documentaries and making it available to the Sanskrit lovers. He congratulated both vice-chancellors and the co-ordinator of the project for this achievement.
Prof. D. P. Singh also appreciated the University for launching these Sanskrit documentaries with extremely wonderful idea in an innovative way. He also expressed pleasure and contentment for proper utilization of the UGC grants in a good project, which will be beneficial to all Sanskrit lovers, especially students.