SCIFFI Goa – International Science Film Festival

Dr. Sampadanand Mishra

The Scientific Nature of Sanskrit

Dr. Sampadanand Mishra

Abstract : Sanskrit, because of its refinement, perfection and structure, scientific nature, is capable of infusing into its conscious users a sense of completeness, scientific spirit and at the same time, sense of beauty and harmony. It’s a language that has the capacity to harmonise contradictory qualities. It is supple and flexible, capable of subtle shades and nuances, and yet efficient and efficacious, clear, precise and unambiguous; it’s compact and pithy and also rich and opulent; it’s concise yet suggestive; it’s strong and powerful yet sweet and charming; it’s capable of growth and expansion to meet new challenges of the future, and at the same time an inspiring repository of all the great achievements of the past. Though sounds impossible yet Sanskrit has successfully met this challenge as perhaps no other language has. This lecture will focus on explaining those aspects of Sanskrit which make this language a scientific and yet most beautiful one.

About the speaker: Dr. Sampadananda Mishra is working now as a Professor at the Rashtram School of Public Leadership, Rishihood University, Sonipat. Dr. Mishra has spoken at various conferences, seminars, and literary & religious festivals, both nationally and internationally on Sanskrit, Indian culture, Yoga and Education. In addition Dr. Mishra, as a devotee of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, is familiar with their writings and feels comfortable in delivering lecture on Philosophy and practice of Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga.
He has been to USA several times for giving lectures, conducting workshops and participating in conferences and seminars. He was one of the keynote speakers in the Waves conference that took place in Trinidad and Tobago in the year 2010. In the year (2014) Dr. Mishra was invited to the Monash university, Melbourne for giving a talk on character development and service to the humanity in a seminar on Swami Vivekananda. He is also closely associated with the members of the School of Philosophy and guides their Sanskrit teachers. Dr. Mishra worked as the Associate Editor of the Collected Works of Vasishtha Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni published in twelve volumes.
Dr. Mishra has founded and launched the first ever 24hours Sanskrit Radio called Divyavani Sanskrit Radio and is single handedly managing the entire content since its inception in 2013. In the year 2014 Dr. Mishra founded Samskrita Balasahitya Parishad with the aim of creating, evaluating and propagating children’s literature in Sanskrit. Recently Dr. Mishra has launched a monthly E-magazine for children in Sanskrit called Saptavarna.
The Govt. of India has conferred the President’s award (Maharshi Badarayna Vyasa Samman 2011) on Dr. Mishra for his outstanding contribution to Sanskrit.In the year 2014 the Ministry of Culture, Govt. Of India conferred the Senior Fellowship Award to Dr. Mishra for carrying out his research on the Vedic Art of Multiple Concentration.In the year 2017 Junior Chamber International (JCI) India, (JCI Pondicherry Metro) conferred the Literary Excellence Award on Dr. Mishra for his contribution to Sanskrit language and literature. Dr. Mishra was conferred the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Bala Puraskar for 2018 for his book Shanaih Shanaih – A book of Rhyming songs in Sanskrit for children.Dr. Mishra was conferred the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Recognition of Re-engineering India 2020 by the Re-think India Organisation.

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