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World Sanskrit Conference

www. samskritbookfair.org

INDIA, December 26, 2010 (Press Release): Bangalore is getting ready for a major Sanskrit event in January 2011 where scholars, enthusiasts and well wishers meet for a first ever World Sanskrit Book Fair (WSBF) at National College Grounds from 6th to 10th January.

The chief architect of this Book Fair is Samskrita Bharati, an NGO established in 1981 for the promotion and propagation of Sanskrit language and literature. The organization has made giant strides in the last three decades by organizing one lakh and fifteen thousand’ Ten day camps on Speaking Sanskrit’ all over India. As a result more than one Crore Indians are speaking in simple Sanskrit now. The movement started in 1981 in a small hall in Bangalore and led by Cha Mu Krishna Shastry who had just graduated from Tirupati Sanskrit University.

Bangalore hosted the tenth World Sanskrit Conference in January 1997, which gave a big boost to Sanskrit activities worldwide.

Students and elders can enroll as delegates for the entire fair for a symbolic fee. See www. samskritbookfair.org for more details.

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