People in Europe are evincing interest to learn Sanskrit and Hindi languages in order to understand the ancient Indian culture and heritage, said Professor Milena Bratoeva, Head of Classical East Department, University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Delivering a special lecture on “Language and Culture” organised jointly by the Department of Foreign Languages, Andhra University and Linguistics Research Society here today Melena said that there has been growing importance for understanding contemporary Vedic and Hindi literature, Sanskrit, yoga, Ayurveda practices of India.
Milena, a professor of Vedic Literature, Sanskrit Kavya and Contemporary Hindi Literature, said that more than 300 universities and colleges in the world have Departments of Indology. Further she said a language gives insights into contemporary issues of the respective society. She suggested that the students should learn more languages to experience the culture when they visit foreign land.
D V R Murthy, Head, Department of Foreign Languages, said that younger generations are forgetting mother tongue and learning other languages and therefore there is a need to inculcate the spirit of understanding their own culture and language.
Dr K Shanthi, President of Linguistics Research Society, Challa Krishnaveer Abhishek, Soft Skills Trainer and B V KC haitanya and others also spoke.
Special Training Camp for NCC students in the campus
Colonel DVLNSS Raju of 13th Andhra Battalion is organizing NCC Camp at Andhra University with 518 boys and girls. They will be provided with diet food three times in a day. Lt Colonel Sonia Vali, NCC officers DNVRY Naidu, P Mohan Rao, V Trinath Rao, R Shivannarayana, Uma Nageswari, Mary Sowmya and army havaldars have participated in a ten day special training camp at AU Grounds.