The World Samskrit Book Fair
BY: SUN CORRESPONDENT
Jan 4, 2011 BANGALORE, INDIA (SUN) Samskrit is very much thriving. See it, Believe it, Embrace it!
The Annual World Samskrit Book Fair is a collective effort by all the major Samskrit-related institutions in India and around the world to popularize and stimulate innovation enabled by Samskrit and its rich knowledge base. Through organizing a book fair, we intend to achieve multiple objectives:
Give a fillip to modern Samskrit research and literature;
Encourage Samskrit scholars to innovate and publish;
Create a ‘market' for Samskrit publications;
Instill confidence into Samskrit students about the future of Samskrit as a career path, and;
Popularize Samskrit and mobilize public support for its promotion.
The event is open to the general public of all ages and backgrounds with or without knowledge of the Samskrit language. Though the entire event will be conducted in a totally immersive Samskrit environment where all the volunteers interact in Simple Samskrit, people of all ages and backgrounds can easily understand and enjoy.
The first ever World Samskrit Book Fair will be organized in Bangalore during January 7-11, 2011 (Friday thru Monday). The venue is the National College ground, Basavanagudi, BANGALORE, Karnataka, INDIA.
Organizers Sponsors Co-sponsors Organizer
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
Government of Karnataka
All Samskrit Universities and Academies
Oriental Research Institutes
Samskrit Post-graduate Departments
National Manuscript Mission
Samskrit Promotion Foundation
International Association for Sanskrit Studies, Paris Samskrita Bharati
About 1 lakh (100,000) participants (with diverse levels of Samskrit knowledge) are expected from various parts of India and abroad. 10000 Samskrit scholars will be coming as delegates to a conference to be colocated with the fair.
Delegates from 24 institutions outside India are expected to attend the fair.
1008 Samskrit Sambhashana Shibirams will be conducted in Bangalore alone,
during November and December, creating at least 30000 new initiates into
spoken Samskrit. They will be visiting the fair along with their friends and
Events at a Glance, Event Highlights
More than 500 new publications to be released formally.
Old Book Donation: Donate your old Samskrit books and collect others' books
Lots of free book giveaways every day of the event
Exhibitions Knowledge Heritage of India
A bird's eye view of the status of Samskrit today
Introduction to Manuscript Wealth
Vedic Instruments and Charts
Demos of Models of Science and Technology
Demo of ‘??????? ?????? ‘, a complete Sanskrit Shop
Introductory Posters of Samskrit Universities
Workshops Demo of Traditional Indian way of student evaluation, the shalaakaa pariikShaa
Pandita Parishad: Panel Discussions by Scholars
Workshops on Translations, New Vocabulary and Role of Samskrit
Management and Leadership Principles in Indian Literature
Programs naaTakotsavaH: Samskrit Dramas
1008 Spoken Samskrit Classes in Bengaluru
Samskrita Griha Sammelanam
Samskrit Bala Sammelanam
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Display of Indian Intellectual Games: Avadhaanam
???????-???-???? Evening concerts by Stalwart artists singing Samskrit songs exclusively, during the first three days of the fair.
Attractions Audience Attractions
For Youth and Children
Competitions in schools leading to the Fair
Talk in Samskrit, Take a Gift
Inauguration of new Sanskrit story books and multimedia
Fun-filled game sessions conducted in Samskrit
Excursions from local schools to the Venue
For General Public
See first-hand how easy and fun Samskrit is to learn and speak
See what it is like to go shopping in Samskrit and live in a Samskrit-filled
Appreciate the wealth of knowledge lying unexplored in manuscripts
Learn about the various avenues for serious pursuit of Samskrit studies
For Scholars and Students Discover new collaboration opportunities
Excite others about own research
Educational Tour Destination
Create ways to kindle interest among youngsters in samskrit as an innovative
Showcase innovation and improve visibility
Find publishers for institutional output
Attract new students and faculty
For Publishers Unique Sales Opportunity
Single largest congregation of Samskrit scholars, students and connoiseurs
A massive line-up of events under way to promote spoken samskrit learning
and to generate public enthusiasm for the event
Government encouragement promised for book purchases made by institutions
within the book fair.
Interact with larger, smaller and individual publishers
Influence book prescriptions in the educational curriculum.
Sponsorship of events at the book fair: exhibitions, demos, cultural
Author and book promotion events
General Visibility in the event (posters, advertisements i)
Media coverage before, during and after the event.