Samskrita Bharati’s answer to Discrimination against Sanskrit in TN

via Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Chennai published on June 19, 2007

Prevailing state government rules prevent State Toppers from receiving the honour because they had opted for Samskrit. But , this year, they were duly honoured, thanks to Samskrita Bharati, Tamilnadu.


The generous support of Shri. Sivasankara Nadar of Sterling Infotec, Shri. Venu Srinivasan of  TVS Motors and Shri. Vellayyan of Murugappa Group made it all happen. Shri. S. Gurumurthy, noted columnist and Chartered Accountant, played a key role in obtaining this support. 


 Sushri. P. Indu Rekha of Savithri Vidyasala Hindu Girls Higher Secondary School, Trichy, scored the highest total (1190/1200) in Plus Two Exam in Tamil Nadu having Samskritam as second language. She has secured 198 marks in Samskritam. Since a Non-Tamil language student’s total marks is not considered for State Ranking, she is not entitled to the honour of State Topper as per Tamil Nadu Government rules.


At a solemn function at the  Swami Vivekananda Centenary Hall of Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, on June 16, 2007, Samskrita Bharati felicitated the state topper by awarding her rupees one lakh. Swami Gautamananda, President of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, gave away the amount. Sushri. R. Swathi of DAV Matriculation Higher Secondary school, Gill Nagar, Chennai, who scored 1187/1200 was awarded Rs.60,000. Sushri. Padma Lavanya (SDAV Adambakkam) and Shri.  T.P. Viswanath (DAV Gopalapuram) who scored 1186/1200 were awarded Rs. 40,000 each. A special award was given to sushri. Musafirah Mymoon (DAV School, Mugapair, Chennai) for scoring high marks in Samskritam.


Justice M.Rama Jois, former Chief Justice, Punjab & Haryana High Court and former Governor of Jharkhand & Bihar, presided over the function. Shri. Chamu. Krishna Shastri, all India Secretary, Samskrita Bharati spoke. Shri. K.Suryanarayana Rao, all India President, Samskrita Bharati and Shri. M.M. Alex, State President, were present on the occasion. Dr. R. Ramachandran, state secretary, welcomed the gathering. Shri. M. Sriram, state organizing secretary, introduced the dignitaries. Noted playback singer and Carnatic musician Shri.  P. Unnikrishnan rendered the invocation at beginning.

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  1. Pandurangan Reply

    June 20, 2007 at 9:23 am

    Re: Samskrita Bharati’s answer to Discrimination against Sanskrit in TN
    JAYATHI JAYATHI SAMSKRITHA BHASHA!! MAMA BHASHA!! 5

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