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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with seer of the Siddaganga Math Shivakumara Swami on Wednesday.

Mr. Modi touched the feet of seer of Siddaganga Math, Shivakumara Swami, and sought his blessings.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Siddaganga Math here, hailed the religious institution for imparting Sanskrit education and stressed the importance of learning Sanskrit.

Addressing the students of the math on its premises, Mr. Modi said Sanskrit was a treasure trove of science, art and culture, and a rich source of knowledge. He said Sanskrit would help tell the next generation about the contribution of our ancestors towards science and environment and “uphold the glorious tradition of Indian knowledge.”

Expressing concern over global warming, he said that Indian shastras told how to live without causing any damage to the environment. Mr. Modi touched the feet of the seer of the Siddaganga Math, Shivakumara Swami, and sought his blessings.

A cheque for Rs. 25 lakh was handed over to Mr. Modi for the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for Jammu and Kashmir by the swami.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/learn-sanskrit-says...

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