Let us bring Sanskrit back to our daily life.
This is the vision with which samskrutam.com started.
It is an effort to spread Sanskrit using the available online technology; and aims to
provide an effective source of learning and knowing Sanskrit language and literature.
"Our vision is - bringing Sanskrit back to our daily life, by facilitating a
collaborative platform on 'Sanskrit & Indology' studies, where all
can come together to learn as well as share their knowledge on the subject."
In early 2005 Biswajit Dash, Jyoti Prakash Mishra, Indrajit Dash and Anuja Satapathy
all from the city of temples, Bhubaneswar, as a group started the online
initiative. On 23rd April 2005 samskrutam.com was published. Initial contents on Sanskrit were
prepared and published. From that time much more contents on different aspects of Sanskrit have been
added to the website. Over the time other like minded people started extending their help to make
samskrutam.com achieve its aim of spreading Sanskrit. The members are from different sphere of life
and profession. Here is a brief introduction to each of them.
|* Biswajit Dash
samskrutam.com is the brain child of Biswajit; and he is behind the language research
and content preparation of the website since the day of its inception in 2005. It is
his task to collect information on different aspects of Sanskrit, procuring books from
publishers and co-ordinating the overall activities of samskrutam.com. Biswajit
is Kovida certified from Samskrita Bharati in Sanskrit; and certified
from Chinmaya International Foundation on Foundation Vedanta a course which
imparts deep insight into essence of vedic scriptures.
|* Anuja Satapathy
Anuja reviews the contents of the pages before they are published. Each
and every page of the site first goes through her review, which helps avoid many
initial errors. Having done her certification on Foundation Vedanta
from Chinmaya International Foundation, she also prepares the vedic scripture
contents of samskrutam.com website.
|* Jyoti Prakash Misra
Jyoti Prakash has been the key person in making
the Online Dictionary a reality. He undertook the difficult task of
identifying and keying in the commonly used words from different dictionaries
and word-books. He holds the position of Branch Manager in one of the
branches of State Bank of India, Odisha.
|* Indrajit Dash
Indrajit is the CEO of WebCom Associates
(a business management school in collaboration with well known institutions like IMT, SMU etc.)
of which he is the promoter. The entire technological aspects of this Sanskrit initiative
including softwar development and website hosting, has been promoted by him.
|* Aastha Shukla
Aasthaa from Jalandhar volunteered her help to the Sanskrit initiative. She has been
helping since January 2008 in compiling the Panchatantra stories for the Stories section.
After giving 22 years to a successful banking career as a Bank Officer in one of the
large banks, Aasthaa has now set-up a Trust for reviving and highlighting the glory of
ancient India. Besides studying Sanskrit and translating rare not-so-popular Hindu texts
into English she also maintains her website on Hinduism at - www.ishwarnaman.org.
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