World Sanskrit Day

World Sanskrit Day is observed each year on Sawan Poornima in the Hindu calendar, the day when Raksha Bandhan is also celebrated. Also known as Sansktrit Diwas, it seeks to promote Sanskrit usage outside the religious rituals. It is considered as the Dev Vani (language of Gods).
Despite holding historic and cultural significance in India, it is one of the least spoken languages today. The day seeks to promote the learning and usage of Sanskrit. It was first celebrated by the Indian Government in 1969. It aims to preserve the ancient language.

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