On November 5, the Embassy of India in Riyadh hosted a distinctive event named ‘Samskritotsava.’ Conducted entirely in Sanskrit, the occasion aimed to acknowledge and appreciate the endeavours of the Indian community in Saudi Arabia for their role in preserving the language. This event was a component of ‘Pravasi Parichay.’
The event was conducted in association with Samskrita Bharati.
As part of the programme, the Indian community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia showcased various performances such as Abhinaya Gheetam, Gana Geetam, Subhashita Natakam, and Prachanna Vesham. All performances were in Sanskrit language.
During his opening remarks, Dr. Suhel Ajaz Khan, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, spoke about the importance of the Sanskrit language in our culture and its veneration in the entire world as a sacred and spiritual language. The ambassador also mentioned that the event will serve as an inspiration for all to learn and practice the Sanskrit language.
It is the first time that any Indian Mission in the world conducted an event entirely in the Sanskrit language to promote the importance and learning of the Sanskrit Language, the Indian Embassy said.