Source: Tribune News Service
SHIMLA, INDIA, August 3, 2001: The University Grants Commission has sanctioned US$34,000 to Himachal Pradesh University for setting up a department of astrology and a Sanskrit speaking center. This was stated by Dr S.K. Gupta, vice-Chancellor, while inaugurating a two-day National Symposium on Sanskrit today. He said our literary heritage Sanskrit was not only but also a tool to unearth the treasures of scientific achievements and researches that were carried out by the Indians in the ancient part. It was emerging as an instrument to meet the needs of many other disciplines which could be enriched with the knowledge of Sanskrit.