In a bid to promote Sanskrit language, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to issue its press releases in Sanskrit along with English, Hindi and Urdu, reports News18.
According to the report, the state Information department officials said that the important speeches of Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath will also be published in Sanskrit. The first press note in Sanskrit was issued by the department on Monday (17 June).
"This is the first time that such a step is being taken. The speech of CM (Yogi Adityanath) delivered at a recent NITI Aayog meeting in New Delhi was released in Sanskrit and was well received. Now we plan to expand it further," an official was quoted in the report as saying.
As per the report, the Information Department will be assisted by the Lucknow-based Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan in translating chief minister's speeches for public release.
CM Adityanath, during a function on 17 June, had expressed disappointment over diminishing use of the ancient language. "Sanskrit is in the DNA of India, it is now limited to the work of priests," he said.