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World Sanskrit Day 2023

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.