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Little Guru: India launches first-ever app that teaches Sanskrit language


New Delhi: In a bid to advertise Sanskrit, the Centre has not too long ago launched an app known as ‘Little Guru’ for individuals who wish to study the language. The app has been developed by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and goals to make studying Sanskrit straightforward and entertaining by gamifying it. 

The app has been produced by Bengaluru-based Gamapp Sportswizz and is obtainable on the Google Play Store. 

Dinesh Okay Patnaik, DG, ICCR stated, “Little Guru is a beautiful symbol of what we proposed to do in teaching to people across the world. This app will help students, teachers and monks to be able to get an app that will help them learn easier at their own pace, whatever time they want. It helps you do better.” 

He defined, “We realized something, we need something more modern, more up to date which works with technology to bring this ancient language to the people. We decided to use modern-day tools like machine learning, AI, and gaming techniques. Gaming techniques help in bringing life to language.”

The ICCR has up to now been offering Sanskrit books, materials for the propagation of the Sanskrit, also called ‘language of the Gods’. The institute comes beneath the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and in addition deputes academics, professors to universities and institutes.

This is to be famous that members of the Indian diaspora and foreigners have been requesting the ICCR for help within the Sanskrit studying. Many of the Buddhist, Jain, and different non secular texts are in Sanskrit and there was a fantastic demand in some international locations for help in studying the language. 

Sanskrit, notably, holds the important thing for the non secular textual content of many religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Many Indian languages like Bengali, Tamil and Marathi additionally use Sanskrit as a base. 

Numerous Sanskrit Universities the world over have additionally been eager on an app that would assist not solely the scholars who’re at the moment finding out in these Universities but in addition to behave as a feeder for younger students to study Sanskrit earlier than becoming a member of Universities.

Interestingly, a reality that is well-known, that within the 80s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) additionally did a research to know which is essentially the most computerable language. They realized given its clear grammatical construction and strict pronunciation that Sanskrit was essentially the most computerable language on the earth as its construction allowed it to merge into any computerable system. 



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