World Sanskrit Day 2023:
In 2023, the celebration of World Sanskrit Day takes place on 31st August.
- The first World Sanskrit Day was celebrated in 1969.
- World Sanskrit Day or Vishwa Sanskrit Diwas is celebrated on Purnima Tithi (Full moon) of Shravana month every year.
- It serves as a tribute to the birth anniversary of Paṇini, a distinguished Sanskrit scholar and grammarian.
- This day is celebrated to show gratitude and respect towards the Sanskrit language.
- Sanskrit is among the 22 official languages included in the Eight Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
- It is also included among 6 Classical languages besides Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Odia.
- In 2010, Sanskrit was declared the second official language of Uttarakhand.