Celebration of 5th Janardan Smriti Sanskrit Diwas
Date: Aug 31st, 2022
DAV School celebrated '5th Janardan Sanskrit Smriti Diwas' in the benign presence of reputed Sanskrit scholars, Sanskrit teachers and students of Sanskrit Gurukulum and Ved-vidya Aashram and private Schools at DAV School Jawalakhel, Lalitpur on August 30.
Prof Dr. Jagaman Gurung- Vice Chancellor of Nepal Academy, Prof. Dr. Bhagavad Dhakal- Valmiki Vidyapeeth, Prof. Dr. Bhawani Prashad Khatiwada- Valmiki Vidyapeeth, Dr. Bashudev Krishna Shastri- Astrologer and media person, Dr. Keshav Sharan Aryal- Valmiki Vidyapeeth, Mrs. Rita Ghimire- Lt. Ghimire's Spouse among others enthusiastically participated in the programme and expressed their commitment to bring the vision of Lt. Janardan Ghimire in to reality.
In fact, Late Shree Janradan Ghimire was associated with DAV School from the establishment as a Sanskrit Teacher and was a CAO (Chief Administrative Officer) in his last decade of life. He was also a religious and spiritual guide, media person, social reformer, book writer, Lecturer at Tribhuvan University and a planner of Gaurishankar Sanskrit Gram (Village) in Dolakha Nepal.
To add, he spent his life travelling various parts of the country and also in abroad and talked about the importance of Sanskrit Education. He strongly believed Sanskrit is not only a language but a course of life. To illustrate, Gaurishankar Sanskrit Gram (Village) was his dream project, a course of life which was also planned in Gandaki and Karnali regions as well.
On the occasion, DAV Chairperson Shree Anil Kedia expressed huge respect and honour to Lt. Ghimire. According to Chairperson, DAV School from the establishment has been serving in the field of 'Vedic Education' to meet the need in modern perspectives and the School is committed to carry Lt. Ghimire's thought and vision as an ideal forever'.
The Chief Guest of the Programme, Prof. Dr. Jagaman Gurung, Vice-chancellor Nepal Academy also a multi disciplinary Scholar focused that Sanskrit is another name of modification so he believed everyone should be modified to learn and teach Sanskrit.
He believed Lt. Janardan Ghimire was a veteran Sanskrit Guru in this planet and is now also a Sanskrit Guru in the name of 'Janardan Sharan Ghimire' in heaven. He also suggested everyone present in the hall to conduct research if they have any doubt in his statement. In addition, he also provided the way where they could find the answer.
Similarly, Prof. Dr. Bhagavad Dhakal, Dr. Bhawani Prashad Khatiwada, Dr. Bashudev Krishna Shastri remembered their glorious time spent with Lt. Ghimire and appreciated his dedication in Sanskrit. They were all praise to DAV School for the honour. They believed there is no other way to go through the way which Lt. Janardan Ghimire and other enlightened have talked in modern age. They also projected the school students learning Sanskrit at present will make it true in the days to come.
To mark the celebration of 5th Janardan Sanskrit Smriti Diwas, around thirty Sanskrit Gurukulum, Vidya Ashram and schools across the country participated in Inter School Sanskrit Shlokwachan, Sanskrit Extempore and Sanskrit Bhajan Competitions. Mahesh Sanskrit Gurukulum, Devghat, Tanahun won the running Trophy of Inter School Sanskrit Competition. The winners of all the competitions were honoured with medal and merit certificate by all the Guests in the presence of Chairperson Shree Anil Kedia, Principal Dr. Bhubaneswari Rao, Vice-principal Mr. Ram Chandra Khanal and CAO Ms. Vijaya Tater.
Moderator of the closing ceremony was Mr. Damodar Regmi, Sanskrit HoD of DAV School. Similarly, Yukta Ghimire IX-G, Puja Agrawal- IX G and Darsh Agrawal- IX H were moderator in Jetavan, Indu and Pratik Hall respectively. Judges were Dr. Keshav Sharan Aryal- Valmiki Vidyapeeth, Mr. Rohini Raj Timilsina – Sanskrit TU, Nepali HoD, Mr. Narayan Khatiwada, Hindi HoD Mr. Purushottam Pokhrel, Sanskrit Teacher- Ms. Shanta Kumari Thapa Magar and Music Teacher Mr. Ram Hari Poudel.
As per the results of Sanskrit Extempore Competition, Mahesh Sanskrit Gurukulum won the first position followed by Nepal Ved Vidyashram, Kanti Bhairab Gurukulum and Naimisharanya Sharan Gurukulum in the second, third and consolation position respectively.
Similarly, in Sanskrit Bhazan Competition, Atul Smriti Gurukulm won the first position followed by Mahesh Sanskrit Gurukulum, Reliance International Academy and Kanti Bhairab Gurukulum in the second, third and consolation position respectively.
Likewise, in Sanskrit Shlokbachan Competition, Mahesh Sanskrit Gurukulum won the first position, followed by Naimisharyana Sharan Sanskrit Gurukulum, Reliance International Academy and Ram Janaki Kanya Gurukulun in the second, third and consolation position respectively. The programme concluded with a vote of Thanks from Sanskrit HoD of DAV School Mr. Damodar Regmi.
DAV Students also performed outstanding cultural performance dedicated to Lt. Janardan Ghimire in the closing ceremony.