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SIDDHIS SCHOOL in Kukatpally, (Hyderabad). School management claims, that learning Sanskrit accelerates a child's reading Ability.

Siddhis School Calls itself a 'values-based academic institution' and offers education for girls and boys from year one to five. It says about Sanskrit: "It has a wonderful system of sound and grammar, which gives the child an excellent base for the study of any language. Children love its order and beauty."

According to Mrs.M.KRISHNAVENI, Principal of Siddhis School founded in 2012, where curriculum includes "food for the mind, food for the spirit, food for the body", "Sanskrit with its almost perfect grammatical system...provides children with a roadmap for understanding English." It’s not only gives young learners a clear understanding of the structure of language, it also heightens their awareness of the process of speech, creating a greater understanding of and ability to, enunciate words clearly, Crompton adds.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA), Pointed out that Sanskrit should restore to its rightful place. It needed to be brought to the mainstream and hidden scientific truths in ancient Sanskrit literature should be brought to light he said.

Besides Hindu scriptures, a vast amount of Buddhist and Jain scriptures were also written in Sanskrit, which is known as "the language of the gods". According to tradition, self-born God created Sanskrit, which is everlasting and divine. The oldest scripture of humankind is still in common use, Rig-Veda, has written in Sanskrit, Zed added.

Mahatma Gandhi said, "Without the study of Sanskrit, one cannot become a true learned man". German philologist Max Muller added, "Sanskrit is the greatest language of the world."

The influence of this language is quite strong; not only Indian languages, but, also Russian, Chinese, Greek, English and many other European languages have adopted words, which originated from Sanskrit. The word 'hour' in English is derived from the Sanskrit word 'hoar'; 'brain' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Shira' or 'Brahma'. Common and basic words like mother, father are been derived from Sanskrit. It is said that the latest Oxford dictionary lists around 30,000 or more words and phrases, which are derived from Sanskrit. The examples are endless. It has also spread globally and changed many languages.

Final words!

Sanskrit is one of the most beautiful languages in the world with a wonderful structure. It beats Greek and Latin in its perfection and is stronger in its resemblance to its roots and grammar. The educational system of India is now trying to revive this language in the modern era by having Sanskrit as a study subject in schools and colleges.