Annual Report of Sanskrit Academy

Major Activities during the last 3 years (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16)

Sanskrit Academy has successfully accomplished its task of publishing books, organizing various programmes to propagate Sanskrit, Sanskrit learning courses, skill demonstration programmes for various kinds of students, conducting seminars and workshops, organizing lectures by the eminent personalities on the multifaceted Sanskrit literature. The present group of employees with their dedication and commitment, have been contributing for the healthy growth of the Academy.

Report On The Major Activities During The Year 2013 - 2014

Memorial Lecture Programme

Sanskrit Academy organized “Porf. K. Kamala Memorial Lecture Programme” on 07.06.2013 at 5:00 pm at its premises. In this programme Prof. A. Ramulu, Dept. of Sanskrit, OU delivered a lecture on ‘Social conditions in Mahabharata’, while describing on the importance of Mahabharata, Lord Sri Krishna is a learned preacher who has given the society the human values, relations, Raja dharma, polity and the governance through the oration of Bhagavatgeetha to the world. In this programme Prof. E.Shiva Reddy, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University was kind enough to attend as the Chief Guest and Prof. T. Keshavanarayana, Dept. of Sanskrit, OU was the Guest of Honour.

Gurupooja Mahostavam

Sanskrit Academy organized a Lecture Programme on ‘Vyasa Vaibhavam” on 22.07.2013 by Dr. V. Samudrala Venkata Rangaramanujacharya, JIVA, Hyd. He described about the importance of great poet Vyasa and the purpose of his birth. He further elucidated the epic of Mahabharata and its relevance in the present society written by Vyasa.

Dr. K. Aravinda Rao, IAS, DGP (Retd.) was the Chief Guest and Acharya B. Narasimhacharyulu, Former Director, Sanskrit Academy attended as Guest of Honour.

Lecture Programme

Sanskrit Academy conducted a lecture programme on “Adhyatmavidya Vidyanam” by Sri N. Purushottama Sharma, Sanskrit Lecturer (Retd,), Vemulawada on the occasion of Sravana Poornima on 14.08.2013 at 4:00pm. He described the utmost importance of spiritual education. He stressed that the present society is in dire need of ‘Ashtadasa vidya’. Lacking this spiritual education, driving the society restlessness, terrorism and other crucial forms. The society needs spiritual education in line with regular education to overcome the cruelty.

Sri K. Sudhakara Rao, Asst. Director (News), Doordarshan, Hyd, was attended as Chief Guest while Prof. M. Vijayasree, Head, Dept of Sanskrit, OU presided over the programme.

Sanskrit Day Celebration

Sanskrit Academy organized a Lecture on “Samskruta Bashayah Vyavaharikatvam” by Dr. V. A. Kumara Swamy, Retd. Principal, Kendriya Vidyalayam on the occasion of Sanskrit Day Celebration in the month of sravana on 22-08-2013 describing on the importance of usage of Sanskrit in the society. He elucidated in his lecture that the Sanskrit scholars must focus more on discovering new Sanskrit words and its usage. In this programme Acharya Bheemsen Sharma, Retd. HOD, OU who attended as Chief Guest explained the importance of Sanskrit learning . The God’s language will give to human kind mental peace, developing intelligence and wisdom.

Book release function

The following publications of Sanskrit Academy was released by Prof. S. Satyanarayana, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, OU and the Registrar, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi on 24.12.2013.

  1. Vyavahara Chintamani
  2. Brahmasutra vritti
  3. Vagbushanam
  4. Journal of Sanskrit Academy Vol. 22
  5. Proceedings of the National Seminar on “Samskrutam, Samskiti and Samajacha”

Books Exhibition

Sanskrit Academy exhibited publications in order to open a stall for display of its publications in Hyderabad Book Fair conducted at NTR Stadium, Lower Tank Bund, Hyderabad from 7th to 15th December, 2013

• Prathama Deeksha course inauguration

Sanskrit Academy conducted a three months certificate course on Prathama Deeksha in the month of August, 2013 while inaugural programme was conducted on 22.08.2013 and valedictory programme was held on 27.12.2013. The. second batch of Prathama & Dwitiya course was also conducted from 24.12.2013.

Publications

Sanskrit Academy published the following publications for the financial year 2013-14

S.No. Publication Title with ISBN Description of the publication
1 Avayavagranthaha The rare and useful text for nyaya students.
Published with first edition from Mysore in 1896 with the commentary by Krishnam Bhatta (along with Tattva chintamani and deedhiti text)
2 Proceedings Of The National Seminar On Samskrutam, Samskruti And Samajascha A two-day National Seminar was organized by Sanskrit Academy. 150 delegates from various institutions have participated in the seminar.
Nearly thirty Articles are selected for publication.
3 Dandaviveka It belongs to 15th Century, written by Vardhamana.
It is about crimes and punishments in ancient India.
4 Katyayana Mathasangraha It belongs to Hindu law,
Katyayana mathasangraha an abridged edition to katyayana smruthi
5 Katyayana smrti sarodDhara It belongs to Dharmasastra.
Katyayana’s work on law and procedure must have been considerable extent. In this work over nine hundred quotations from Katyayana have been collected
6 Journal Of Sanskrit Academy Volume –Xxiii This is the XXIII volume of the Journal of Sanskrit Academy.
It has total 30 Articles in Sanskrit, English and Hindi.

Report On The Major Activities During The Year 2014-15

1. Date: 21-22nd May, 2014 National Seminar

Sanskrit Academy organized a Two-Day National Seminar on Dharma Shastra (Judicial System, Crime & Punishment and Law of Inheritance) on 21st & 22nd May, 2014 in its premises. The programme was grand success with the scholarly presence of Prof. S. Satyanarayana Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Osmania University & Chairman, Sanskrit Academy as Chief Guest, Mahamahopadhyaya Padmasree Pullela Sreeramachandrudu as Blessings, Prof. E. Siva Reddy,Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University as Guest of Honour Prof. P. Shashirekha, Retd. Professor, Dept. of Sanskrit, Osmania University as Key note Address,Prof. A. Ramulu, Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, Osmania University as president in the inaugural programme on 21st May, 2014. On 22nd May, 2014 in the valedictory programme Prof. K. Pratap Reddy Registrar, Osmania University as Chief Guest Dr. K. Aravinda Rao, IPS, DGP (Retd.) as Guest of Honour Dr. K. Jitendra Babu, Director, Deccan Archeological & Cultural Research Institute, Hyd as Special lecture Prof. T. Keshavanarayana Dept. of Sanskrit, Osmania University as, President were attended the programme. Their valuable presence in the seminar enriched the programme a grand success.

Sanskrit Academy made a fervent appeal to the scholar community and new entrants in the research field to participate and present their research papers on the above said theme. Many eminent Sanskrit scholars from various parts of the country participated and presented their research papers in the seminar.

2. Date: 12-8-2014 Sanskrit Week Day celebration

Sanskrit Academy organized a Lecture on “Samskruta Bashayah Vyavaharikatvam” by Dr. Kandadai Ramanuja charya , Retd. Principal, SVVVS College on the occasion of Sanskrit Day Celebration in the month of sravana on 12-08-2014 describing on the importance of usage of Sanskrit in the society. He elucidated in his lecture that the Sanskrit scholars must focus more on discovering new Sanskrit words and its usage. In this programme Prof. P. Shashirekha , Retd. HOD, OU who attended as Chief Guest explained the importance of Sanskrit learning, language will give to human kind mental peace, developing intelligence and wisdom. This lecture was very useful for students, teachers, research scholars and Sanskrit lovers.

3. Date: 28-1-2015 Lecture Programme on Telangana Samskruta Sahityam

Sanskrit Academy conducted a Lecture Programme on ““Telangana Sanskrit Literature” (तेलङ्गाणा-संस्कृतसाहित्यम्) ” by Sri K. Jitendra Babu, Director, Deccan Archeological Research Institution, Hyderabad on 28th January, 2015 at 4:30 PM at its premises.

In this programme Sri N. Mukteshwar Rao, IAS, President, Samskruta Bharati attended as Chief guest. Speaking on this occasion Sri K. Jitendra Babu highlighted the importance of Telangana culture and its invaluable resources lying unexcavate. He stressed the need to unveil the Sanskrit literature, manuscripts. Even during the period of Kakatiya regim, Rachakonda Velama rajula regim, in the area of Devarakonda lot of Sanskrit literature, Art and culture of the Telangana were abundant. Further he discovered that there is Vishnu kundali shasanas on the auspicious Narasimha Swamy konda at Chaitanyapuri, Hyderabad. Keeping in view the priceless telangana resources he requested the Government of Telangana to preserve the ancient sculptures, manuscripts by encouraging in depth research and establish Sanskrit university.

4. Date: 06-02-2015 Lecture programme on Dashamahavidya

Sanskrit Academy organized a lecture programme on “Dashamahavidyalu” by Sri K. Sudhakar, Asst. Director (News), Dooradarshan, Hyderabad on 06th February, 2015 in the Academy. Speaking on this occasion Sri K. Sudhakar highlighted the importance of Dashsamahavidaya and he elucidated in his lecture that the Sanskrit scholars must focus more on indepth knowledge of dashamahavidya and its upasanas. In this programme Acharya Sripada Subrahmanaym, Director, A.P.G.O.M.L, OU campus, Hyderabad attended as Chief guest

5. Date: 25-02-2015 Lecture Programme on “Kalidasa Sahitye Prakruti tatva parisheelanam”

Sanskrit Academy conducted a lecture programme on 25-02-2015 in its premises. Acharya T. Sreehari Sharma, Principal (Retd.), Rajarejeswara Samskruta Kalashala, Vemulawada delivered a lecture describing on the topic “Kalidasa Sahitye Prakruti tatva parisheelanam”. In this programme Prof. B.Narasimha Charyulu, HOD, Dept. of Sanskrit, OU (Retd.) attended as chief guest.

6. Date: 23-03-2015 Lecture programme on Dharmasastranam Vaignanikatha

Sanskrit Academy organized a lecture programme on “Dharma shastreshu -Vaijnanikata ” on 23rd March, 2015 at 4:30 PM at Sanskrit Academy by Brahmasri Telkapally Viswanatha Sharma. In this programme Dr. M.V. R. Sharma, Famous Sychreortist, Hyderabad was invited as Chief guest.

Report On The Major Activities During The Year 2015 - 2016

1. Sanskrit Day celebrations on 29th August, 2015.

Sanskrit-Day Celebrations for the year 2015-16 conducted on 29th August, 2015. Prof. T. Keshava Narayana, Retd. Professor, Osmania University has been delivered a lecture on the topic “ Vedic Literature” and Sri S. Venketeswarlu, Director, Sarvathrika Vidyapeetham and Pub. Library Dept., Telangana was invited as Chief Guest. Their valuable presence was enriched the programme a grand success. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Joshi Sanstosh Kumar, Research Assistant, Sanskrit Academy.

2. Valmiki Maharshi Jayanthi Utsava celebrations on 27th October, 2015.

Sanskrit Academy conducted a Lecture Programme on “Ramayana” by Dr. K.V. Ramanuja Charya, Principal (Retd.), S.V.V.V.S College, Hyderabad on the occasion of “Valmiki Jayanthi Celebrations” held on 27th October, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Sanskrit Academy. In this programme Prof.B. Narasimha Charyulu, Head (Retd.), Dept. of Sanskrit, Osmania University was invited as Chief Guest. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Joshi Sanstosh Kumar, Research Assistant, Sanskrit Academy.

3. Faculty Development programme on 12th & 13th December, 2015

Sanskrit Academy conducted Two-day Faculty Development programme on the theme of “THE GREAT INDIAN HERITAGE IN SANSKRIT LITERATURE : GLIMPSES OF ITS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM” held on 12th & 13th December, 2015. Prof. P. Purushotham Rao, Professor (Retd.), Dept. of Commerce, Osmania University was invited as Chief Guest, Dr. A. Anantha Krishna Rao, Chief General Manager (Retd.), SBH, Hyderabad and Prof. K. Neelakantham, BOS, Dept. of Sanskrit, Osmania University were attended as Guests of Honour in the inaugural programme held on 12th December, 2015. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Joshi Sanstosh Kumar, Research Assistant, Sanskrit Academy.

The following Nine lecture series were conducted under Faculty Development programme.

Lecture series - Conducted on 12th & 13th December, 2015

Programme No. Lecture on the theme Name of the Speaker
1 Mahabashyam Prof. Korada Subrahmanyam, Professor, CALTS, University of Hyderabad
2 Grantha Pariskarana Prof. B. Narasimha Charyulu, Head, Dept. of Sanskrit (REtd.), Osmania University
3 Samarangana sutradhara Prof. P. Shashirekha, Head, Dept. of Sanskrit (REtd.), Osmania University
4 Charitrika drushtya sahitya anusheelanam Sri K. Jitendra Babu Director, DACRI, Hyderabad
5 Kalhana Rajatarangini Sri K. Sudhakar Rao, Asst. Director (News), Doordarshan
6 Mahabharatasya Antharyam Dr. Kandadai Ramanujacharya, Principal, SVVVS College (Retd.), Secunderabad
7 Alankara Shastram Sri J. Bheemsen Sharma, Head, Dept. of Sanskrit (Retd.), Osmania University
8 Ayurvede Padartha nirupana jalapareekshanam Dr. Ranga Ramanujacharya, Principal (REtd.), Goutami Geervanandhra Samskruta Kalashala and Director, JIVA, Hyderabad
9 Adhunika Jeevanaya Beda sandesha Prof. T.K. Raghavan, MVSR Engineering College and Resource Person in Teelvision channels, Hyderabad.

Future Publications

S.No. Publication Title
1 Saraswativilasam
2 Sharadratri
3 Vedanta manjari
4 Dharma manjari
5 Prakriya Kaumudi Part-I
6 Prakriya Kaumudi Part-II
7 Bhojana kutuhalam
8 Bhagavatgeetha Basyasangraha
9 Subodhini
10 Shamburahasyam
11 Saraswativilasa –Dayabaga
12 Vaijayanti kosha
13 Jagannata champu
14 Rajadharma kavya
15 Yadavaraghaveeyam
16 Journal of Sanskrit Academy
17 Katyayana Smruthi with Telugu Translation
18 Kuttinimatam with Telugu Translation
19 Judiciary system in Ancient India with special reference to smruti literature
20 Sanskrit Academy News Letter ‘Arya’
21 Descriptive catalogue of Sanskrit Academy publications
22 A Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts in OU Library