Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh:
India was a data society since Vedic occasions involving Maths, drugs, metaphysics, astronomy and so on written in Sanskrit, however all such studying got here again to the nation a number of thousand years later as “discoveries by Western scientists”, Indian House Analysis Organisation chairman S Somnath has stated.
Addressing the fourth convocation ceremony of the Maharishi Panini Sanskrit and Vedic College right here on Wednesday, Mr Somnath stated Sanskrit was one of the vital historic languages of the world with its repertoire together with poetry, logic, grammar, philosophy, science, know-how, maths and different allied topics.
“Surya Sidhanta, the very first e-book I got here throughout in Sanskrit talks in regards to the area I’m accustomed to. This e-book particularly talks about photo voltaic system, how planets transfer across the solar, periodicity of this motion, timescales and so on,” he stated.
“All this information travelled from right here, reached the Arabs, then went to Europe and hundreds of years later got here again to us as discoveries of nice Western scientists. Nonetheless, all this information was written right here on this language Sanskrit,” Mr Somnath asserted.
The imprint of the contribution of scientists that was expressed in Sanskrit down the ages in fields like astronomy, atmospheric sciences, organic sciences, drugs, physics, aeronautics can been seen by means of the journey of Indian tradition, the ISRO chief added.
The purpose is this information had not been full exploited or researched, he stated, including that inviting individuals like him to speak about science and Sanskrit will assist the organisers to take the following step of exhibiting that Sanskrit can be utilized to simply convey scientific thought and the method of science.
Ideas like ‘shunya‘ (zero) in addition to infinity have been found by historic sages, whereas Algebra, the Pythagoras Theorem have been expressed exactly and in poetic fashion (in Sanskrit), he stated.
“Many different ideas like that of vimana, structure, the idea of time, the construction of the universe, the way it advanced and grew, metallurgy, chemical applied sciences, drugs therapy, languages, the construction of grammar, shastras like Nyaya, sangeet, spirituality, Yoga have been expressed superbly in Sanskrit,” he stated.
The issue confronted by scientists of the time was that Sanskrit was expressed extra in ‘shruti’ (sound) that in written kind, which additionally made the language extra stunning to pay attention that many different languages, Mr Somnath stated.
“That is why it survived. At the moment you do not want that shruti construction, which is the great thing about this language as it’s a method based mostly and logical based mostly language. We scientists love this sort of language, which is rule based mostly, syntax based mostly, one thing which fits the pc language,” he stated.
These working within the fields of Synthetic Intelligence, machine studying love Sanskrit and there’s a lot of analysis underway to see how it may be used for computing and pure language processing, the ISRO chief stated.
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