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Former Chief Justice of Supreme Court Sharad Arvind Bobde has asked why Sanskrit cannot be the official language of the country. He said in the All India Students Conference – I ask myself the question why Sanskrit cannot be the official language of the country, as Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar also wanted. He quoted the newspapers of September 11, 1949 as saying that Dr. Ambedkar had taken the initiative to make Sanskrit the official language of the country.
Sharad Arvind Bobde has been the 47th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He was the CJI from 18 November 2019 to 23 April 2021.
95% sanskrit has nothing to do with religion
Former CJI Sharad Bobde said- Making Sanskrit an official language would not mean promoting any religion. 95% of Sanskrit has nothing to do with any religion, but it is related to Philosophy, Law, Science, Literature, Phonetics, Architecture and Astronomy.
Sanskrit is capable of secular use
Former CJI Sharad Bobde described Sanskrit as capable of secular use. He said that Sanskrit should be taught as a language without linking it to any religion, like English is taught in professional courses. For this a dictionary will have to be prepared and the language will have to be included in the Official Languages Act.
Arguing in favor of Sanskrit, the former CJI said- A NASA scientist has described Sanskrit as the most correct language for computers. This can be said in the least words.
Urdu also has words of Sanskrit origin
He said- Sanskrit is not the language of North or South. It is the only language that can co-exist with regional languages. I am saying this after consulting language experts who believe that Indians use many Sanskrit words even while conversing in regional languages. 60 to 70 per cent of the words in Hindi, Telugu and Bengali and Kannada are from Sanskrit. Even Urdu has words of Sanskrit origin.
The issue of official language should not remain unresolved
Former CJI of Supreme Court said- I think this issue of official language should not remain unresolved. There are serious dangers of miscommunication in governance and administration of justice.