SMVDU Katra,27thAugust, 18: World Sanskrit Day was celebrated at the School of Philosophy & Culture today. The event was conducted and coordinated by Dr. Anil Tewari, Head, School of Philosophy & Culture. There were lectures and discussions during the event in which the faculty and research scholars of School of Philosophy & Culture and School of Languages and Literature took active participation. The event begun with the invoking of Goddess Saraswati, the god of knowledge and learning and was followed by the introductory lecture By Dr. Tewari. He deliberated upon the importance and significance of the day and talked about how it has contributed in shaping cultures across the globe. It was followed by another lecture given by Dr. Amitabh VikramDwivedi, Head of School of Languages and Literature, who came across a linguistic study of Sanskrit and how it connects with most of the Indo-Aryan & Indo-European languages. The event was concluded on a positive note to take up an initiative to organize workshops and courses on Sanskrit to develop and understanding and awareness among the students regarding the language.