Sanskrit student denied Topper’s award

via HK Correspondent published on June 20, 2006

Chennai : Sanskrit is the mother of all Indian languages, but most of our pseudo secular politicians do not know or even care to know the value of this rich language, which is the basis of our ancient texts and scriptures. The prejudice of petty-minded politicians towards Sanskrit and Hinduism is well-known, and parochialism rules the roost in most of the states of India.


In this year’s plus 2 exams a student in Chennai had secured 1186 marks and stood first in the exams, but unfortunately the student who stood second got the award for the topper. The reason? The student who had secured the highest marks had taken Sanskrit as her second language and so she was not eligible for the award. According to a GO issued during Karunanidhi’s previous rule, only a student who has taken Tamil as second language is eligible for State award! Hence the injustice to the most meritorious student in the plus 2 exam.


The GO which is discriminatory against Sanskrit students, need not dishearten the students any more. From this year onwards the student who comes first in the exam with Sanskrit as the second language, will be honoured by the Hindu organizations. So we can expect this student to be the first one to be honoured thus. If Hindus have to face any kind of discrimination they are advised to bring it to the notice of Hindu organizations. They should not fight shy of associating themselves with Hindu organizations because Hindu Unity is the need of the hour.

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